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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24521
Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Heli-Europe SARL
Registration: F-GYDH
MSN: 1082
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gréolières-les-Neiges -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Cannes–Mandelieu Airport, Cannes, France (CEQ/LFMD)
Destination airport:Gréolières-les-Neiges
Investigating agency: BEA
The helicopter departed Cannes-Mandelieu airfield with three persons on board for a sightseeing flight over the hinterland. Several witnesses saw the helicopter fly West to a snow-covered ridge line, and then fly over the trails ski station of Greolieres-les-Neiges. All three persons on board sustained fatal injuries.

Cause of accident: Per a rough translation from the official BEA report "Insufficient Engine Power Available for Mass and Altitude. Low RRPM system(s) possibly inoperative. Control Lost."


2. [French text]

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
18-Dec-2011 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Sep-2016 20:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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