Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Rotorheads
Reload this Page >

EULEX Super Puma crash, Kosovo

Rotorheads A haven for helicopter professionals to discuss the things that affect them

EULEX Super Puma crash, Kosovo

Old 12th May 2015, 21:28
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: no comment ;)
Age: 55
Posts: 771
EULEX Super Puma crash, Kosovo

Pristina, Kosovo, PRN (BKPR)
Late afternoon, crash of EULEX mission helicopter, during training flight.
So far info about just one person injured.
Can be EI-SAO Starlite Super Puma AS-332C1 cn 2896 (non confirmed)

http://www.epa.eu/thumb.php/51930252...K-57vg-wM40CHp

9Aplus is offline  
Old 13th May 2015, 01:27
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montreal
Posts: 575
Always a shame to lose a helicopter in training accident. Heavy burden on the training pilot.

And especially when it is the newest one you've got.
HeliHub Airbus Helicopters? new AS332C1e is ready for duty
malabo is offline  
Old 13th May 2015, 10:07
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Where my life takes me
Posts: 23
AS332?

The helicopter in the picture (9Aplus post) does not look like a Super Puma. It's an old Puma, if you ask me..
Jimmy 16 is offline  
Old 13th May 2015, 10:11
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 4,625
It's a 330 Puma. You can tell by the baby mainwheels.
Fareastdriver is offline  
Old 13th May 2015, 10:19
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 832
It's a 332C1e, a shortened utility version of the 332L

https://www.airbushelicopters.com/we...32-C1e_38.html

P1
pohm1 is offline  
Old 13th May 2015, 10:49
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: At home
Posts: 410
It's a 332C1e, a shortened utility version of the 332L
pohm1,

Nope! This is a Sud Aviation SA330J, which was the first in the Puma family. Ie it started it's life that short. The AS332C1 was a SA330 fuselage being modified/upgraded into the AS332C1 and later stretched to the AS332L models and so on.
The C1e is correctly the latest of the short version Superpuma, which is the fact with reg EI-SAO, but this is not the aircraft in question.

This is likely to be EI-SAI, s/n 1545

Fareast,

yep, and the ''snoopy-nose'' weather radar.

Last edited by Nubian; 13th May 2015 at 11:01.
Nubian is offline  
Old 13th May 2015, 10:51
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 832
Doh! I knew Starlight had ordered a C, my fault for assuming!

P1

Last edited by pohm1; 13th May 2015 at 11:22.
pohm1 is offline  
Old 13th May 2015, 11:43
  #8 (permalink)  

Purveyor of Egg Liqueur to Lucifer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Alles ber die platz
Posts: 4,615
Company website;

http://www.starliteaviation.com/operations/fleet-puma

Company History - Operations - Starlite Aviation
SilsoeSid is offline  
Old 13th May 2015, 12:12
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Aer
Posts: 427
Wheels, sponsons, rotor head all 330, not 332 of any kind.
terminus mos is offline  
Old 13th May 2015, 13:56
  #10 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: no comment ;)
Age: 55
Posts: 771
So for sure, it is not this one...

EI-SAO STARLITE Aviation Group Eurocopter AS-332C1 Super Puma - Planespotters.net Just Aviation

EI registration is on tail section of crashed helicopter...
9Aplus is offline  
Old 14th May 2015, 09:04
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Where my life takes me
Posts: 23
Yes, you can be sure that the crashed helicopter is not Super Puma EI-SAO.
EI merely means that the aircraft is registered in Ireland, that's all.


Look at the shape of the cabin windows, the sponsons, radar nose etc..
Jimmy 16 is offline  
Old 14th May 2015, 10:39
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 4,625
We had an Irish helicopter at Silverstone one year. I believe it's registration was EI-EIO.
Fareastdriver is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.