Report on serious incident at Flatoy in Hordaland county, Norway 14 Dec 2014 - Airbus Helicopters AS 350 B3, LN-OWE

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Description

The helicopter was about to land on a construction site and was approximately 2 m above the ground at low speed when the tail rotor hit a stack of concrete blocks. The helicopter was still controllable, and landed a few meters ahead without further incident. Damage to tail rotor and lower vertical tail fin.

This report is in Norwegian only. No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Location
Flatoy, Hordaland, Norway
Occurrence date
14.12.2014
Aircraft
Airbus Helicopter AS 350 B3 Ecureuil
Operator
Nord Helikopter AS
Registration
LN-OWE
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Hordaland
Type of occurrence
Serious incident
Type of operation
Commercial, other
Category of operation
Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)
Aircraft category
Helicopter, Single-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft
FIR/AOR
ENOB (Bodø FIC/OFIR)
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