Incident Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri D-HALX, 09 Sep 2012
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149040
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Time:16:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
Registration: D-HALX
MSN: 1278
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rossfeld Glems, near Metzingen -   Germany
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Rossfeld Glems gliderfield
Destination airport:Rossfeld Glems gliderfield
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot lost control and crashed during an air display flight. One spectator (45m away) was killed, two spectators were severely injured and one spectator suffered minor injuries as rotor parts and other debris went into the crowd. About 21 seconds elapsed between take-off and the accident.

The BFU say that video recordings of the accident show a typical so-called dynamic rollover. After the sideways hover the left skid contacted the ground which resulted in deceleration and caused the right skid to have ground contact, together with the tail skid it served as pivot point for the tilting helicopter.


BFU 3X133-12

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Sep-2012 11:26 gerard57 Added
09-Sep-2012 11:43 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2012 12:16 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Source]
09-Sep-2012 14:36 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Phase, Narrative]
09-Sep-2012 22:13 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
10-Sep-2012 03:38 Anon. Updated [Total occupants]
11-Sep-2012 07:13 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Source]
08-Mar-2013 11:02 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
08-Mar-2013 11:06 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
20-Jul-2015 16:14 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jul-2015 16:21 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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