Air Ambulance Helicopter Fell From Kathmandu Hospital Helipad (Video)

Air Ambulance Helicopter Fell From Kathmandu Hospital Helipad (Simirik Air Airbus AS350B2 9N-ALR, 30 June 2018)

On 30 June 2018 Airbus AS350B2 9N-ALR of Simrik Air, fell from the helipad on top of the 12-storey Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, ending on the hospital roof c3 m below.

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The helicopter had arrived to collect a patient and medical personnel for a patient transfer flight.  The aircraft appears to have lost yaw control while rotors running after landing.  The pilot, the sole occupant, received minor injuries.

We will update this article when an accident investigation report is published.

UPDATE 8 December 2020: NTSB on LA A109S Rooftop Hospital Helipad Landing Accident

UPDATE 29 May 2021: Air Ambulance B407 Hospital Helipad Deck Edge Tail Strike During Shallow Approach


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