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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
Owner/operator:Mont-Blanc Hélicopters
Registration: F-GRDM
MSN: 5690
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Flaine ski resort (Haute-Savoie) -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating:
Struck cable in high winds during an operation to rescue a Dutch skier. The helicopter came down only 75ft (20m) from a crowded mountain-top restaurant. Pilot and mechanic, patient and a member of ski patrol.


Air International May 2002, p273/June 2002, p334

Revision history:

13-Oct-2018 15:28 TB Added
15-Oct-2018 12:13 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
15-Oct-2018 12:15 TB Updated [Source]

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