Accident Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil HL9173, Wednesday 15 March 2023
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Date:Wednesday 15 March 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Daejin Air
Registration: HL9173
MSN: 2877
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Gonggiil-ri, Buk-myeon, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do -   South Korea
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:GMP/RKSS
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A helicopter crashed in Yeongwol. Both occupants died in the crash.
Police suspect the aircraft ― which was transporting electric wires for the construction of a electricity transmission tower ― may have come into contact with a transmission line. The helicopter was leased to Gangwon Province for forest fire extinguishing purposes, but was put into use for the transmission tower construction.




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