Accident to the Airbus EC175 registered XA-EZM on 22/07/2022 at Comalcaco Tabasco

Soulèvement de sable lors de l'atterrissage, perte des références visuelles, collision avec le sol

Responsible entity

Mexico - AIB

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Mexican authorities:

During the landing the helicopter was involved into a sand cloud, reason of the blades airspeed effect on the floor, the pilot lose the visual reference and it impacted the main rotor blades versus a frame.