Accident Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil SE-JKF, Friday 9 January 2009
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Date:Friday 9 January 2009
Time:07:57 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Airlift Helicopter Sweden AB
Registration: SE-JKF
MSN: 4516
Year of manufacture:2008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:600m SW Arlanda airport, Stockholm -   Sweden
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:ESNH
Destination airport:ESSA
Investigating agency: SHK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Two helicopters was approaching Stockholm Arlanda airport to pick up passengers. The second helicopter got a "chip warning" from tail rotor 2km from airport. Pilot decided to continue to Arlanda airport but the helicopter started to vee to the left with vibrations from tail. The pilot could not maintain flightpath and the pilot carried out an emergency landing. The helicopter rotated and struck some small trees before it came to rest on its left side. The pilot coud leave the helicopter unhurt or with minor injuries. There was no fire.

The accident was caused by the helicopter not being restored to an airworthy condition after maintenance work had been carried out.

A contributory factor was deficiencies in the quality assurance management by the maintenance organization.

The consequences of the maintenance error were aggravated by deficiencies in the emergency instructions for this type of helicopter in respect of the management of a chip warning or a TRDF respectively.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SHK
Report number: L-01/09
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 9 months
Download report: Final report




Part of SHK RL 2011:14

Revision history:

09-Jan-2009 05:29 Manitoba Added
09-Jan-2009 10:48 Anon. Updated
10-Jan-2009 01:07 HTDI International Updated
25-Oct-2011 02:12 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
26-Oct-2011 03:23 Masen63 Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2016 12:29 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]

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