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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189924
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Time:21:17 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R66 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R66
Registration: OE-XHA
MSN: 0634
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Heiligenblut, Großglockner -   Austria
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Elberfelderhütte
Destination airport:Salzburg Airport (SZG)
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Red Bull Air Race pilot Hannes Arch (48) was killed, when his Robinson R66 helicopter impacted a mountainside at night in VMC shortly after departing from a mountain cabin named Elberfelderhütte at 2300m AMSL, near the Großglockner Mountain. The second occupant suffered serious injuries.

Probable Cause:
Loss of situational awareness when flying in low light conditions with landing light on and instrument lighting dimmed.

Sources: (preliminary report) (final report)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

09-Sep-2016 06:06 harro Added
09-Sep-2016 08:07 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2016 11:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Photo, ]
09-Sep-2016 14:28 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
02-Oct-2016 18:17 Airkadius Updated [Embed code]
02-Oct-2016 18:17 harro Updated [Narrative]
09-Sep-2017 17:13 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source]
31-Oct-2018 09:54 Anon. Updated [Source]
31-Oct-2018 09:57 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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