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Date:08-OCT-2017
Time:13:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven I
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: YL-HBH
MSN: 1616
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Gramzda -   Latvia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIIB Latvia
Narrative:
There are first reports about a civilian helicopter crash during the European Rally Championship in Latvia. When lifting off, apparently the helicopter struck a power line.
One occupant died, 2 others were severly injured.

Sources:

https://www.autosport.com/erc/news/132291/helicopter-crash-causes-stage-cancellation
https://www.lsm.lv/raksts/zinas/latvija/liepajas-rallija-laika-nogazies-helikopters.a252928/
https://sport.postimees.ee/4269301/video-lati-em-rallil-kukkus-alla-helikopter-uks-inimene-hukkus
https://www.facebook.com/peteris.purmalis/posts/1539002849491641
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https://www.avbuyer.com/aircraft/helicopter/piston/robinson/r44-raven-i/4167
http://helicopters.lv/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/hbh1.jpg

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TAIIB Latvia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Media:


Images:

Photo of YL-HBH courtesy AirHistory.net


Helsinki - Malmi (EFHF / HEM)
21 April 2014; (c) Juhani Sipilš

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2017 12:00 gerard57 Added
08-Oct-2017 12:05 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Oct-2017 12:11 gerard57 Updated [Source]
08-Oct-2017 13:57 Kavacky Updated [Registration, Source]
08-Oct-2017 14:30 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source]
09-Oct-2017 07:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jan-2020 18:50 harro Updated [Embed code, Accident report, ]

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