Accident Agusta-Bell 47G-2 F-BIFN, Wednesday 12 July 2023
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Date:Wednesday 12 July 2023
Time:c. 11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta-Bell 47G-2
Owner/operator:Giragri 17 SAS
Registration: F-BIFN
MSN: AB209
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mas d'Aling, S of Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
An Agusta-Bell 47G-2 spun around in the air before crashing 20 meters below into a rice field, near Mas d'Aling, south of Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône.
Despite his injuries, the pilot managed to extricate himself from the aircraft before being taken to hospital. His prognosis was not life-threatening. The helicopter received substantial damage.

Ex French ALAT: No. 209

Sources: (photo, in old green c/s)


Revision history:

13-Jul-2023 11:23 Iceman 29 Added
13-Jul-2023 11:25 Iceman 29 Updated
13-Jul-2023 12:14 RobertMB Updated
14-Jul-2023 15:05 A.J.Scholten Updated
15-Jul-2023 07:26 RobertMB Updated
24-Jul-2023 16:52 harro Updated

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