18th Nov 2004, 19:00
A Bell 412 has crashed in Guadalquivir River in Seville (Spain).
The pilot was having a ride to some friends.
Further information and pics
press here. (http://www.apythel.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=571)
Helicopter belongs to Helisureste, a mayor helicopter company in Spain.
1 pax killed, 4 injured (including pilot).
18th Nov 2004, 19:14
Copied these onto my server so make it easier so people dont have to leave Rotorheads. Also just spoke to a contact up there and "apparently" pilot was showing off for friends and had bad ending. How many times has that happened :*
19th Nov 2004, 13:59
This ship was an Agusta(Bell) 412. In case anyone cared!:D
The pilot was Enrique Alsín Romero with two broken legs. :ugh:
The 412 took off from La Cartuja heliport near the old world expo site.
Nobody knows what really happened, he was just giving a free ride to some friends prior to a ferry flight , and then they struck the river.
Old picture of the helicopter.
From the photos the tail rotor looks in perfect shape, with no rotational impact forces visible.
Don't get me wrong I'm not speculating, I just think the tailrotor should be banged up.
22nd Nov 2004, 10:42
We three 205's a 412 and a 206L down in Spain on contract to said company this year, lucky we got them all back in one piece!
Mind you the monitoring system installed in one of them came back U/S...funny that :confused: