NTSB Identification: CEN10WA585
Accident occurred Sunday, July 25, 2010 in Saint Gondon, France
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 July 25, 2010, at 0800 coordinated universal time, a Schweizer 269C, French registered F-GJGQ, was destroyed when it impacted trees in a wooded area under unknown circumstances near Saint-Gondon, France. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The flight originated from Saint-Aignan-le-Jaillard, France, and were en route Le Breuil, France.

The French investigators received reports that the helicopter impacted trees and the ground in a wooded area. The final trajectory of the helicopter was estimated to be vertical.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the French government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the French government or Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau
Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses
Zone Sud
200 rue de Paris
Aêroport du Bourget
93350 Le Bourget Cedex

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