Accident Hughes 500D (369D) OH-HNX, Thursday 21 June 2018
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Date:Thursday 21 June 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 500D (369D)
Registration: OH-HNX
MSN: 470112D
Year of manufacture:1977
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:10 km NW of Grimstad, Aust-Agder County -   Norway
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During laser scanning of a power line 21 June 2018, the helicopter main rotor hit a crossing power line. Three conductors on the 110 kV line were cut, but the helicopter made a safe landing at the nearby airport Gullknapp (ENGK).

None of the two persons onboard were injured, and the helicopter was only substantially damaged. The incident will be seen in conjunction with a similar incident that occurred on January 18, 2018, where a helicopter, LN-OST, was close to hitting a crossing power line during powerline inspection.

AIBN made one recommendation on marking crossing wires.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 February 1990 D-HOLG Deutscher Helicopter Dienst (DHD) 0 Lahrbach sub

Revision history:

31-Aug-2018 11:42 penu Added
31-Aug-2018 14:21 penu Updated [Cn, Source]
13-Jul-2019 13:03 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Aug-2019 19:37 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Accident report, ]
12-Nov-2023 15:32 harro Updated [Other fatalities]

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