Accident Robinson R44 F-GYDH, Saturday 11 January 2003
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Date:Saturday 11 January 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Heli-Europe SARL
Registration: F-GYDH
MSN: 1082
Year of manufacture:2001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Gréolières-les-Neiges -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Cannes–Mandelieu Airport, Cannes, France (CEQ/LFMD)
Destination airport:Gréolières-les-Neiges
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The helicopter departed Cannes-Mandelieu airfield with three persons on board for a sightseeing flight over the hinterland. Several witnesses saw the helicopter fly West to a snow-covered ridge line, and then fly over the trails ski station of Greolieres-les-Neiges. All three persons on board sustained fatal injuries.

Cause of accident: Per a rough translation from the official BEA report "Insufficient Engine Power Available for Mass and Altitude. Low RRPM system(s) possibly inoperative. Control Lost."


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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
18-Dec-2011 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Sep-2016 20:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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