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Accident to the Airbus EC130 registered OO-PAT on 07/01/2023 at Pecq-Warcoing

Perte de contrôle pendant le décollage

Responsible entity

Belgium - AIB

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Blegian authorities:

The pilot lifted off and positioned on a low hover above the grass area next to the concrete surface of the heliport.

When setting full power and starting the forward translation, the pilot experienced a severe yaw movement to the left. After loosing altitude during a full 360° counter-clockwise rotation of the fuselage, the helicopter hit the ground on the grass area of the heliport from the right landing skid first.