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2015/03

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

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.

Facts

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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