16.01.2019 – Robinson R-44 Raven HB-ZDW - Lucerne-Beromünster/LU

According to few and fragmented information released by the cantonal police of the Canton Lucerne, yesterday the Robinson R-44 Raven helicopter HB-ZDW in service with Airport Helicopter AHB AG was involved in an accident that fortunately ended with only material damages.
The helicopter after taking off from the airport of Lucerne-Beromünster shortly before 11.30 for a training flight with four occupants on board, according to the press release, would have had an unspecified engine problem. In the phase following the autorotation and the roll on in a field, the helicopter rolled over.
The helicopter reported significant damages but fortunately as mentioned no one was injured.
The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB) will investigate to determine the causes of the accident.