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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 265357
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 412HP
Owner/operator:Rotorsun opf Gobierno de Aragón
Registration: EC-MTS
MSN: 36050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ejea de los Caballeros -   Spain
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Ejea de los Caballeros
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news or social media reports
The Bell 412 helicopter, registration EC-MTS, which was at its usual base at Ejea de los Caballeros (Zaragoza), was mobilised to assist in extinguishing a fire that had broken out at a landfill site near the same town.
The helicopter took off from the base with a total of 12 people on board, 10 brigade members and 2 pilots. It left the brigade in the northern area of the fire and proceeded to the Estanca el Gancho reservoir, to the south of the municipality of Ejea de los Caballeros, to load water.
The crew proceeded to carry out the water loading and release test, during which there were warnings of over-torque and low main rotor revolutions. After releasing the water, the warnings disappeared and the crew managed to lift the helicopter a few metres above the reservoir. Immediately afterwards, the low main rotor speed warning reappeared and the helicopter began to descend, finally impacting the water.
The helicopter floated for a few seconds, but then flipped over on its left side. The two pilots exited the aircraft under their own power without damage or injury.




Revision history:

12-Jul-2021 05:43 harro Added
12-Jul-2021 05:45 harro Updated [Location, Narrative, Category]
12-Jul-2021 05:46 harro Updated [Date, Embed code]
12-Jul-2021 05:51 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Jul-2021 07:43 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
12-Jul-2021 14:49 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Embed code]
13-Jul-2021 06:35 harro Updated [Narrative]
23-Jul-2021 17:21 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Jul-2021 17:21 harro Updated [[Time, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]]

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