Incident Agusta A109K2 HB-XWD, Thursday 31 July 1997
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Date:Thursday 31 July 1997
Time:17:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta A109K2
Owner/operator:Swiss Air Ambulance
Registration: HB-XWD
MSN: 10004
Year of manufacture:1992
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Leysin, VD -   Switzerland
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Gastlosen - offshore
Destination airport:hospital
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During the rescue of a girl in a forest near Leysin the cable of the cargo hook of the A109K2 broke with the medical and the injured girl on it. Both fell to the ground and were killed.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

21-Sep-2010 10:47 pesce Added
19-Feb-2011 05:29 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2011 09:18 Alpine Flight Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
27-Jan-2013 11:59 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Damage]

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