Incident Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil I-ELTE, Wednesday 21 December 2016
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Date:Wednesday 21 December 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Ariane Srl
Registration: I-ELTE
MSN: 1477
Year of manufacture:1981
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sondrio Caiolo Airport (LILO), Caiolo, Lombardy -   Italy
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During a training flight, performing a simulated hydraulic failure maneuver, the helicopter landed in an uncoordinated way. Main rotor blades contacted the ground and crew finally hard landed the helicopter which sustained serious damage.

Cause: la causa dell’evento è ascrivibile all’area del fattore umano. Il pilota in addestramento non ha gestito correttamente la manovra di “avaria idraulica simulata”, mentre l’istruttore non è prontamente intervenuto per il recupero dell’aeromobile nell’incipienza della deviazione dallo standard esecutivo previsto per la manovra stessa.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 March 1985 I-ELTE Elitecnica Italiana srl 0 Colle del Lys, Graian (TO) sub
Heavy landing
22 January 1991 I-ELTE Eli Alpi srl 0 Ponte di Legno,Valcamonica sub


Revision history:

23-Dec-2016 09:22 helicor Added
23-Dec-2016 09:23 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2016 15:08 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Source]
23-Dec-2016 18:52 nicolasviscardi Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator]
23-Dec-2016 19:07 roby350 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
24-Dec-2016 14:27 nicolasviscardi Updated [Time, Operator]
24-Dec-2016 14:27 harro Updated [Operator]
27-Dec-2016 08:37 nicolasviscardi Updated [Operator]
29-Dec-2016 13:31 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
02-Feb-2017 18:43 Anon. Updated [Source]
14-Jun-2020 19:58 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]

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