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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223508
Last updated: 25 February 2021
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Date:25-MAR-2019
Time:09:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Ecocopter S.A.
Registration: CC-AEM
C/n / msn: 7157
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Colliguay, Quilpué -   Chile
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Narrative:
The helicopter with two pilots was carrying four power lines workers between two locations in the sector of Colliguay de Los Yuyos, Commune of Quilpué, Chile.
After the take-off, bound for the heliport of the base of operations and while it was moving along a ravine, it impacted repeatedly against some trees, ending up crashing sideways, with the base of a hill.
As a result, all the occupants died and the helicopter was destroyed by fire.

MOST LIKELY CAUSE:
Loss of control in flight of the helicopter, due to the various impacts against obstacles (trees and rocks), which caused the detachment of parts of the aircraft, during the trajectory of descent through a ravine, ending in a crash and fire.
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
Failure to maintain a safe height from the ground and/or higher obstacles.

Sources:

https://pucvmultimedios.cl/noticia.php?nid=54891
http://web.observador.cl/interchile-confirmo-que-suben-a-6-los-fallecidos-tras-caida-de-helicoptero-en-colliguay/
https://www.24horas.cl/nacional/fallecen-los-seis-ocupantes-del-helicoptero-que-capoto-en-quilpue-3190923
https://www.chileokulto.cl/ultimo-minuto-helicoptero-que-trasladaba-a-trabajadores-capoto-en-colliguay-y-dejo-cuatro-personas-fallecidas/?cn-reloaded=1
http://www.revistaei.cl/2019/03/25/caida-helicoptero-quilpue-deja-cuatro-muertos/
https://www.dgac.gob.cl/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/1891.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Mar-2019 17:42 gerard57 Added
25-Mar-2019 18:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 18:39 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 18:50 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 18:53 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 18:59 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 19:00 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 21:24 Iceman 29 Updated [Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Mar-2019 07:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Photo]
26-Mar-2019 08:00 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Photo]
26-Mar-2019 16:00 Aerossurance Updated [Nature]
29-Aug-2020 17:12 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source]
29-Aug-2020 17:26 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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