Incident Eurocopter EC 135T3H (Airbus Helicopters H135) OE-XVJ, Sunday 23 July 2023
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Date:Sunday 23 July 2023
Time:c. 15:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 135T3H (Airbus Helicopters H135)
Owner/operator:Helikopter Air Transport Gesellschaft, opf ÖAMTC
Registration: OE-XVJ
MSN: 2106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Brandjochkreuz area, Innsbruck -   Austria
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport (INN/LOWI)
Destination airport:Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport (INN/LOWI)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
ÖAMTC Eurocopter EC 135T3H (Airbus Helicopters H135) "Christophorus 1" sustained substantial damage after the rotorblades contacted a rock face during a rescue mission in the mountains at the Brandjochkreuz area, Innsbruck. The pilot made a successful emergency landing at Innsbruck Airport (INN/LOWI). All 4 rotorblade tips were destroyed.
The doctor on the ground sustained minor injuries by a stone at the incident scene.

Ex D-HECD ( test regitration)

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

24-Jul-2023 18:54 harro Added
24-Jul-2023 19:46 RobertMB Updated
25-Jul-2023 16:35 Aerossurance Updated

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