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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189903
Last updated: 19 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B429 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 429 GlobalRanger
Owner/operator:Air-Transport Europe
Registration: OM-ATR
MSN: 57143
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Strelniky, near Banska Bystrica -   Slovakia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:cadaster of Strelníky municipality
Destination airport:Banska Bystrica
A Bell 429 ambulance helicopter, which had picked up a patient and took off toward the hospital in Banska Bystrica. After the departure the operator ATE failed to establish any further contact with the crew. A search and rescue party located the helicopter in the early morning of the following day in woodland c240 km east of the capital, Bratislava. OM-ATR had only entered service on 25 August 2016.

Night take off from remote site into darkness and subsequent descending turn resulted in CFIT. CVR destroyed by post crash fire. Two recommendations raised to the operator: one on size of landing sites used at night the other on night training.


Revision history:

08-Sep-2016 05:55 om2amr Added
08-Sep-2016 05:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2016 06:25 Geno Updated [Cn, Source]
08-Sep-2016 09:29 Anon. Updated [Source]
08-Sep-2016 13:57 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2016 09:49 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Aug-2017 18:43 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2017 18:48 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
22-Jul-2020 14:44 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source]

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