Accident Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil HB-XSO, Saturday 29 June 2013
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Date:Saturday 29 June 2013
Time:08:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Registration: HB-XSO
MSN: 1950
Year of manufacture:1986
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Near Lodrino, TI -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:LSXR
Destination airport:Trüsp, Personico
Investigating agency: SUST
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
An AS 350B2 Ecureuil helicopter contacted the mountainside while attempting to land at the Trüsp mountain refuge near Personico, Switzerland. Two passengers apparently got off before the pilot steered the helicopter away back to Lodrino. The pilot lost control and the helicopter impacted the ground. The pilot and three occupants were killed in the accident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SUST
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

19 August 1990 HB-XSO Heli-TV 0 Sabbione, TI sub


Revision history:

29-Jun-2013 09:00 Capt. Haddock Added
29-Jun-2013 13:01 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Jun-2013 13:04 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport]
29-Jun-2013 13:07 harro Updated [Embed code]
30-Jun-2013 09:29 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Jun-2013 23:34 Geno Updated [Source]
01-Jul-2013 17:42 harro Updated [Time, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2022 18:24 harro Updated [Accident report]

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