Accident Eurocopter EC 135T1 CC-CCA, Saturday 22 December 2018
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Date:Saturday 22 December 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 135T1
Owner/operator:DAP Helicopteros
Registration: CC-CCA
MSN: 0122
Year of manufacture:2000
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:off Picton Island, Magallanes province -   Chile
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Picton Island
Destination airport:Picton Island
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During external cargo operations to a ship, the helicopter suffered a loss of control and impacted the water. The pilot managed to get out of the aircraft, was rescued by boat. The aircraft sank.

Loss of directional control after the cargo hook impacted the fenestron after a second hook, being used as a safety weight was inadvertently disconnected.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

05-Jan-2019 08:05 harro Added
14-Feb-2020 20:42 harro Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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