On September 13, 1999, about 2045 Universal Coordinated Time, a Kaman Aerospace K1200 K-MAX helicopter, registration D-HFZA, operated by Heli Air Zagel of Hersbruck, Germany, impacted terrain during a forced landing in Austria and was destroyed. The forced landing was reportedly precipitated by a loss of engine power during a logging operation. The pilot, the sole occupant, received minor injuries. There was no fire. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to a representative of Kaman Aerospace, the pilot reportedly stated that after a loss of engine power, he jettisoned his external load and executed a forced landing. During the landing, the helicopter rolled onto its side, and the engine could still be heard running at a low RPM.
The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Austrian government. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:
Austrian AIB; Martin Muller, Investigator-in-charge Bundesministerium Fuer Oeffentliche Wirtschaft Und Verkehr Radetzky Strasse 2 A-1030 Wien Austria
The United States accredited representative for this investigation is Ron Price (telephone 202-314-6393) of the National Transportation Safety Board.
This report is for informational purposes only.