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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178661
Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A600 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay A600 Talon
Registration: OO-153
MSN: 8040
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kortrijk (Stasegemsesteenweg) -   Belgium
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport: Kortrijk
Destination airport:Breda International Airport (EHSE)
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
During take-off from the side of a street at the verge of the urban area of Kortrijk, Belgium, the helicopter pilot made an avoiding manoeuver when the path of the helicopter crossed a telephone line running across the street. The helicopter fell from a height of 4m and hit the pavement, bending the skids. Both occupants exited the helicopter uninjured.

The cause of the accident is an inadequate flight preparation, failing to identify the potential obstacles crossing the helicopter path.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 8 months
Download report: Final report



OO-153 RotorWay A600 Talon at EBZR, 18 August 2012; photo: H.Ranter/ASN

Revision history:

14-Aug-2015 20:39 Belga11 Added
14-Aug-2015 20:41 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]
14-Aug-2015 20:42 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Embed code]
15-Aug-2015 11:19 Chieftain Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
25-Apr-2018 19:27 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Photo, ]
25-Apr-2018 19:27 harro Updated [Destination airport]

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