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2013/30

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The helicopter was used for herding reindeer. It was adverse weather conditions with snow showers and darkness when the accident happened. The helicopter struck the ground in a steep nose down pitch angle and with a large left roll. The two on board were killed instantly. The AIBN believes it is likely that the pilot lost control of the helicopter due to loss of visual references and possible vertigo. The AIBN has not found any technical failures to the helicopter that can explain the accident.

The report is in Norwegian, English summary is included. The report is also available in English.

Facts

Location 2 Nm east of Mosjøen Airport, Kjærstad (ENMS)
Occurrence date 11.01.2012
ICAO Location indicator ENMS
Aircraft Robinson R44
Operator Jämtlands Flyg AB
Registration SE-JPZ
County Nordland
Type of occurrence Accident
Type of operation Commercial, other
Category of operation Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)
Aircraft category Helicopter, Single-engine, Piston engine
FIR/AOR ENBD (Bodø ATCC)

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