Accident to the Airbus AS350 registered F-HCHB on 23/05/2022 at Rogoznic

Collision avec la surface de l'eau lors d'une opération d'écopage avec un Bambi Bucket

Responsible entity

Poland - AIB

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Polish authorities:

During a firefighting flight, while drawing water into Bambi Bucket, the helicopter collided with the water surface. As a result, the helicopter was destroyed and plunged into water. The pilot managed to leave the helicopter on his own and was safely evacuated by emergency services.