03.12.2018 - AS 350B3 Ecureuil HB-ZCM - Castione/TI

Today in the early afternoon the AS 350B3 Ecureuil with call sign HB-ZCM in service with Heli-Rezia was involved in an accident in the region between Castione and Claro, north of the capital city of Bellinzona/TI.
According to the information gathered, fortunately there were nor victims nor serius injured. A 24 years old flight assistant would have suffered light injuries, while the helicopter reported damages to the upper part of the cabin.
From the first summary reconstructions the helicopter after the completition of a transportation flight in Claro hit the upper cable that holds the ballons signalling an high voltage line.
Despite the damages the pilot was able to land normally in a meadow in the territory of Castione beside the road that connects Castione to Claro.
In addition to the police emergency services immediately rushed on the spot of the accident.
The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB) will investigate to determine the causes of the accident.