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Accident to the helicopter AS350 registered EC-JEA on 09/01/2018 in the Vall de Ruda [Investigation led by CIAIAC / Spain]

Heurt des pales du rotor principal avec un arbre

Responsible entity

Spain - CIAIAC

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Spanish authorities:

The aircraft was landing on a snow covered slope in the Vall de Ruda. During the final phase of the landing the main rotor blades hit the branches of a tree. Although the damage produced in the crash generated vibrations, the pilot was able to finish the landing safely.