Accident Eurocopter EC 135T3H (Airbus Helicopters H135) D-HRTH, Thursday 3 August 2023
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Date:Thursday 3 August 2023
Time:c. 09:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 135T3H (Airbus Helicopters H135)
Owner/operator:DRF Luftrettung
Registration: D-HRTH
MSN: 2138
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Niederpoyritz district, Dresden -   Germany
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Dresden Airport (DRS/EDDC)
Destination airport:Niederpoyritz, Dresden
Investigating agency: BFU
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The landing of DRF Luftrettung Eurocopter EC 135T3H (Airbus Helicopters H135) "Christoph 38" for a rescue mission in Niederpoyritz district, Dresden, failed and the tail rotor touched an apple tree.
The helicopter wasn't able to start again and was transported by a low loader to Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB/EDSB) for repairs.
The three occupants were not injured.

Ex D-HECK (test registration)

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

06-Aug-2023 20:01 Edtf-1634 Added
06-Aug-2023 20:04 harro Updated
06-Aug-2023 21:33 RobertMB Updated
31-Dec-2023 18:10 harro Updated [Other fatalities]

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