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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243724
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:26-SEP-2020
Time:11:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS350B3e Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Shenzhen Jinshi General Aviation Co
Registration: B-70GZ
MSN: 7610
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Aba, Heishui County, Sichuan Province -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAAC
Narrative:
A Eurocopter AS350B3e Ecureuil struck a powerlines and fell on a public road in Aba, Heishui County, Sichuan Province. The three occupants were killed and the helicopter was destroyed

Investigation conclusion
The most likely cause of the accident was the overcast, poorly lit and drizzly weather conditions prior to the incident, and the crew's failure to detect and avoid the high voltage lines across the river valley from the background of the surrounding dark green mountains during visual flight along the river valley.

Sources:

https://www.yqqlm.com/2020/09/burst-the-helicopter-crashed-in-heishui-county-aba-sichuan-and-the-scene-was-a-mess/
https://www.newsflare.com/video/382512/three-people-killed-after-helicopter-crashes-in-sichuan-china

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: CAAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2020 06:49 molen Added
08-Oct-2020 06:49 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2020 06:51 harro Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
08-Oct-2020 15:08 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Oct-2021 19:02 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Narrative, Accident report]

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