Incident Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil I-LASW, Tuesday 6 January 2015
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Date:Tuesday 6 January 2015
Time:09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Registration: I-LASW
MSN: 7121
Year of manufacture:2011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Pertica Bassa -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A safety investigation was initiated by the Italian ANSV into the incident involving helicopter AS350B3 I-LASW, at Pertica Bassa (Brescia).
After fire fighting activities, the pilot performe a pitch down-nose down and the homebuilt "bambi" bucket's cable contacted the tail rotor of the helicopter. The pilot maintained control of the helicopter and landed on a lawn.
Damage to the structure of the tail of the helicopter; the pilot was unhurt.


Revision history:

07-Jan-2015 18:45 Black Typhoon Added
07-Jan-2015 18:49 harro Updated [Narrative]
10-Jan-2015 14:47 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
24-May-2015 17:45 Lakota Updated [Narrative]
05-Oct-2015 16:24 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]

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