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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 355N Ecureuil II
Registration: EC-HAJ
MSN: 5665
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Lurreta -   Spain
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Durango
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Collided with stone cutting cable about 100ft (30m) off the ground while filming in a quarry at Mount Santa Eufemia. Control lost and crashed. One passenger survived serious injured.

The immediate cause of the accident was the collision of the aircraft with a cable. The collision occurred because the pilot may not have been aware of the cable beforehand.


Air International December 2001, p336

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Dec-2017 17:59 TB Added
01-Aug-2020 09:32 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2020 09:33 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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