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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237694
Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Date:26-JUL-2019
Time:21:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-76C+
Owner/operator:Babcock, S.A.U.
Registration: EC-JES
C/n / msn: 760576
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Rķa de Vigo (Pontevedra) -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Vigo Airport (VGO/LEVX)
Destination airport:Vigo Airport (VGO/LEVX)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
The Sikorsky S-76C+, registration EC-JES, suffered an incident when the crew inadvertently descended to an altitude of 50 feet above sea level, during a wind check on the Vigo estuary. The helicopter had taken off from the Vigo airport, with a pilot, co-pilot, rescuer, crane operator and instructor on board. In addition to training, the crane operator and the rescuer were to be validated online during the flight. For this, a rescue is carried out in the vicinity of a cliff. When the helicopter was descending towards 500 feet of altitude, positioning itself for the beginning of the training, the crew realized that the aircraft would move at a high speed and only 50 feet above the sea, vendaus obligation to climb regime reversing the descent in which it was lost. The occupants were uninjured and the aircraft undamaged.

Sources:

https://www.mitma.gob.es/organos-colegiados/ciaiac/investigacion/2019/in-040-2019


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jul-2020 15:08 cear2002 Added
06-Jul-2020 15:11 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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