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2013/30 eng

Report on air accident southeast of Mosjøen Norway 11 January 2012 with Robinson Helicopter R44, SE-JPZ, operated by Jämtlands Flyg AB

English translation now available. 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.

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
Meteorological conditions IMC
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 ENOB (Bodø FIC/OFIR)

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