Accident to the Hughes 269C registered F-HAGO on 12/01/2021 at Bastelica

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Vol H-S Tavaco (2A) - H-S Tavaco (2A).

Au moment de franchir un col sous le vent du relief, le pilote ressent des vibrations au niveau des pales du rotor principal et l'hélicoptère perd de l'altitude. Le pilote indique ne pas avoir eu suffisamment de puissance pour reprendre de l'altitude. Il atterrit à flanc de montagne droit devant lui. Lors de l'atterrissage sur un sol très enneigé et mou, l'hélicoptère se renverse.

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Flight from Tavaco H-S to Tavaco H-S

On crossing a pass on the lee side of the terrain, the pilot felt vibrations in the main rotor blades and the helicopter lost altitude. The pilot indicated that he did not have sufficient power to regain altitude. He landed on the mountainside directly ahead of him. On landing on ground covered by a layer of thick, soft snow, the helicopter turned over.