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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248151
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B429 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 429 GlobalRanger
Registration: SP-KKS
MSN: 57412
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Studzienice near Pszczyna -   Poland
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: SCAAI Poland
On 22 February 2021, around 22:27 hrs UTC, a pilot with three passengers on board of Bell 429 helicopter, SP-KKS, took off for a private flight from a helipad located approximately 5 NM north of Opole city. The pilot did not file a flight plan and did not establish radio communication with air traffic services. Around 22:28 hrs UTC, the secondary radar contact with the helicopter was lost, then around 22:34 hrs UTC, the primary radar signal appeared. It was continuously tracked by a radar system until 22:51 hrs UTC, when the radar contact was finally lost.
During the approach to landing around 23:00 hrs UTC, the helicopter collided with tall trees in the forest and then with the ground. The pilot and the passenger sitting next to him were killed on the spot. Two passengers seated in the passenger compartment were seriously injured. The helicopter was destroyed.



Revision history:

23-Feb-2021 07:15 Luke Added
23-Feb-2021 07:18 harro Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Other fatalities]
23-Feb-2021 07:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
23-Feb-2021 07:55 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source]
23-Feb-2021 09:25 Luke Updated [Narrative]
23-Feb-2021 09:28 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
23-Feb-2021 09:28 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
23-Feb-2021 10:15 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn]
23-Feb-2021 13:57 Anon. Updated [Source]
23-Feb-2021 22:02 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Mar-2021 18:18 harro Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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