On June 1, 2002, at 0810 universal coordinated time, a McDonnell-Douglas 500 N helicopter, Austrian registration OE-XGG, was substantially damaged during an attempted takeoff at Ferlach/Glock (LOKC), Austria. There were no injuries to the pilot and the two passengers.

According to information from the Austrian Air Accident Investigation branch, the accident occurred when the helicopter was departing from the heliport. During the lift off, the pilot experienced a loss of control, with uncontrolled rotation, and then a hard landing. The flight was destined for Portoroz (LJPZ), Austria.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Austria. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Austrian Air Accident Investigation Branch
Radetzkystrasse 2, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Telephone: (43) (1) 71162-9205
Telefax: (43) (1) 71162-9299

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information release by the Austrian Government.

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