Accident Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil F-OGPS, Friday 8 January 1993
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Date:Friday 8 January 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Héli Inter Guyane
Registration: F-OGPS
MSN: 2412
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near to Saint Elie, Cayenne -   French Guiana
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Cayenne Félix Eboué Airport (SOCA/CAY)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Substantially damaged 8 January 1993 when crashed near to Saint Elie, Cayenne, in French Guiana. Loss of control in hover due to the failure of STBs to the rotor head. Crash followed by fire. Pilot died. Aircraft rebuilt and returned to service in 4 July 1996 under the French registration F-GRIN (sold to Angola 24 September 1997).


1. Carnet de route de l'hélicoptère Eurocopter AS350B2 s/n 2412 F-GRIN en 1996, Cour de Cassation, Chambre criminelle, du 15 octobre 2002, 02-81.355, Inédit

Revision history:

11-Jan-2013 03:43 Raymond Delaunay Added
11-Jan-2013 03:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
11-Jan-2013 03:44 harro Updated [Operator]
11-Jan-2013 03:44 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Jul-2014 16:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jul-2014 16:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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