Accident Agusta A119 Koala OE-XSB, Monday 14 October 2002
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Date:Monday 14 October 2002
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta A119 Koala
Owner/operator:Schenk Air
Registration: OE-XSB
MSN: 14012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Lake Godensee, Idalpe -   Austria
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Ischgl
Destination airport:LOIH
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot of an Agusta A119 Koala (OE-XSB) operated by Schenk Air, experienced a reported rotor RPM drop to 70 to 80 percent for 20 seconds, followed by a rotor speed increase which could not be stopped even with manual control. The rotor RPM changes were experienced during rescue training purposes while a rescuer was attached to an external cable. The pilot attempted to drop the rescuer over a lake from a reported 15 foot altitude at 70 to 80 knots indicated airspeed. The rescuer was later located and found deceased.


Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
05-Aug-2009 11:57 Alpine Flight Updated
17-Aug-2010 16:17 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
16-Sep-2011 12:12 flyer50 Updated [Cn, Narrative]
16-Sep-2011 12:12 harro Updated [Operator, Narrative]
29-Jan-2013 11:49 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
29-Sep-2013 10:51 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]

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