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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157852
Last updated: 26 October 2021
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Date:29-JUL-2013
Time:20:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 130B4
Owner/operator:Mir Aero S.R.L.
Registration: YR-BTM
MSN: 4542
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Taureni Lake, Mures County -   Romania
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Taureni Lake, Romania
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Narrative:
YR-BTM Aerospatiale AS350B-4 c/n 4542; Registered 10-Oct-08 to S.C. Dunca Expediţii S.A. To S.C. Mir Aero S.R.L. by 09-Mar-12; written off 29-Jul-13 at (into) Taureni Lake, Mures County, Romania; killing 5 of 6 on board (3 German businessmen, Sorin Terbea (the helicopter owner), and the pilot; Sorin Terbeaís assistant was the sole survivor).

3.2 Causes of accident occurrence
The most likely cause of the accident occurrence is incorrect assessment of height from the water surface or the pilotís physical incapacity of reaction. Favoring causes:
a) stress condition, temporary physical incapacity;
b) not using the safety belts systems that the helicopter seats were equipped with;
c) twilight flight over the water.

Sources:

1. https://www.antena3.ro/romania/un-elicopter-cu-cinci-persoane-la-bord-s-a-prabusit-in-judetul-mures-222914.html
2. http://videonews.antena3.ro/video/romania/operatiune-spectaculoasa-epava-elicopterului-scoasa-din-lac.html
3. https://www.reuters.com/video/2013/07/30/helicopter-crashes-in-romania-killing-fi?videoId=244492884
4. https://www.thai-aviation.net/files/YR_Register.pdf
5. http://www.aias.gov.ro/images/publicatii/rapoarte-de-investigatie/2013.07.29_RF_YR-BTM_EN.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jul-2013 14:30 radu Added
29-Jul-2013 18:30 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Damage, Narrative]
29-Jul-2013 18:31 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
30-Jul-2013 04:43 Anon. Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Phase]
30-Jul-2013 04:48 Vaclav Kudela Updated [Aircraft type]
30-Jul-2013 06:21 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Narrative]
30-Jul-2013 11:18 Anon. Updated [Source]
30-Jul-2013 17:18 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
31-Jul-2013 15:04 MarkStep Updated [Source]
14-Oct-2013 17:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2013 17:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-Oct-2014 17:26 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
14-May-2020 16:02 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
15-May-2020 07:47 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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