NTSB Identification: WAS02WA045
Accident occurred Thursday, June 06, 2002 in Paderborn-Lipsd, Germany
Aircraft: Schweizer 269C, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 6, 2002, at 1102 universal coordinated time (UTC) a Schweizer 269C, D-HMIN, operated by Nautische Leasinggescllachaft fur Soziaimanagement mbH, crashed during a "training-autorotation" in Paderborn-Lippstadt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. The helicopter is reported to have impacted vertically and was destroyed. Both pilots were fatally injured. The aircraft was being operated in daylight under the regulation and authority of the Civil Aviation Authority, Germany.

The Office of Aviation Safety is in contact with the Bundesstelle fur Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU - German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation) and has offered to provide assistance to the investigator-in-charge. For further information, please contact:

Mr. Henning Jacobi
Tel 5 31 - 35 48 - 0 / fax 5 31 - 35 48 - 2 46

24h duty for aircraft accident/incident reporting, in respect to ยง5 LuftVO Tel: +49 531 3548 - 0 Fax: +49 531 3548 - 246
Office BFUHermann-Blenk-Str. 1638108 Braunschweig, Germany
Online Websitewww.bfu-web.dee-Mailbox@bfu-web.de

U.S. Accredited Representative:

Thomas R. Conroy
Air Safety Investigator
Office of Aviation Safety
Regional Operations and General Aviation Division, AS-20
Washington, DC 20594
1 202 314-6314 / fax -6329

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