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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189924
Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:08-SEP-2016
Time:21:17 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R66 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R66
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: OE-XHA
C/n / msn: 0634
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Heiligenblut, Großglockner -   Austria
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Elberfelderhütte
Destination airport:Salzburg Airport (SZG)
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Narrative:
Red Bull Air Race pilot Hannes Arch (48) was killed, when his Robinson R66 helicopter impacted a mountainside at night in VMC shortly after departing from a mountain cabin named Elberfelderhütte at 2300m AMSL, near the Großglockner Mountain. The second occupant suffered serious injuries.

Probable Cause:
Loss of situational awareness when flying in low light conditions with landing light on and instrument lighting dimmed.

Sources:

https://www.kleinezeitung.at/kaernten/chronik/5082495/Zweiter-Insasse-verletzt_Air-RacePilot-Hannes-Arch-bei
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/oe-xha#aef8007
http://www.oe24.at/oesterreich/chronik/Red-Bull-Pilot-Arch-stirbt-bei-Helikopter-Absturz/250688490
http://kaernten.orf.at/news/stories/2795622/
https://www.kleinezeitung.at/kaernten/chronik/5082495/Zweiter-Insasse-verletzt_Air-RacePilot-Hannes-Arch-bei#image-arch-apa_002_1473403762190703
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/kaernten/5082659/AirRacePilot-Hannes-Arch-bei-Hubschrauberabsturz-getotet
https://www.bmvit.gv.at/verkehr/sub/luftfahrt/berichte/hubschrauber/2016/160908_zb_robinson_r66_85240.pdf (preliminary report)
https://www.bmvit.gv.at/verkehr/sub/luftfahrt/berichte/hubschrauber/2016/160908_robinson_r66_85240.pdf (final report)

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report


Images:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Sep-2016 06:06 harro Added
09-Sep-2016 08:07 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2016 11:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Photo, ]
09-Sep-2016 14:28 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
02-Oct-2016 18:17 Airkadius Updated [Embed code]
02-Oct-2016 18:17 harro Updated [Narrative]
09-Sep-2017 17:13 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source]
31-Oct-2018 09:54 Anon. Updated [Source]
31-Oct-2018 09:57 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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