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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164850
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Time:15:54 LOC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G
Owner/operator:Swiss Helicopter AG
Registration: HB-XAG
MSN: 668
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5 km N of LSZB -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:LSZB
Destination airport:LSZB
After a short flight in the region of Beren Airport the pilot made a go-around, turned right to over the Aare river, below tree-level and hit a 16'000 V cable. The helicopter crashed onto a river bank. The sky was covered by clouds, visibility was reduced. The cables were not marked, the pilot should not have flown below 500 feet AGL.
The helo was rebuilt, crashed later in Sydney/Australia


Accident Report by Swiss Federal Office of Air Accident Investigation: Aero Revue 33(1958) Nr 4, 188-190
Tribune de Lausanne no. 301, 28.10.1953, p. 3

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Revision history:

22-Mar-2014 17:02 sparrow9 Added
31-Oct-2020 07:45 sparrow9 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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