Accident to the helicopter AS350 registered I-ELTE on 21/12/2016 at Caiolo [Investigation led by ANSV / Italy]

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Italian authorities:

During a training flight, performing a simulated hydraulic failure maneuver, the helicopter landed in an uncoordinated way. Main rotor blades contacted the ground and crew finally hard landed the helicopter which sustained serious damage.