Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2010 Issue

February 5, 2010, El Paso, Texas, Aerospatiale AS350 B2 Ecureuil

The helicopter was destroyed at approximately 1920 Mountain time when it impacted terrain while maneuvering. A post-crash fire ensued. The commercial pilot and two paramedics aboard received fatal injuries. Night visual conditions prevailed for the Part 135 practice EMS flight operated for the U.S. Army as a simulation. The flight was to use night-vision goggles.

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