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ABC NEWS – Article By MARK OSBORNE

Billionaire coal executive Chris Cline was killed in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas on Thursday.

AgustaWestland AW139 ( c/n 31112 ) N32CC [ex C-FPSE]

BAHAMAS, 5th July 2019 – Cline, who founded the Cline Group and later Foresight Energy and built himself into one of the preeminent coal producers in the country, was one of seven people on a helicopter that crashed near Grand Cay on the Fourth of July, according to his lawyer Brian Glasser.

Four women and three men — all American — were killed in the crash, which took off from Big Grand Cay for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at about 2 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Royal Bahamas Police Force. The helicopter was reported missing just before 3 p.m., police said.

One of Cline’s daughters, friends of the family and the pilot were also among those killed, Glasser said.

Bahamas officials did not confirm Cline was on board, however, they did identify the helicopter by tail number. The helicopter was owned by Cline’s Challenger Management LLC.

The helicopter was later found overturned in about 16 feet of water off Grand Cay, where the seven bodies were recovered from the aircraft, police said. The Bahamas Air Accident Investigation Department said the bodies were transported to Rand Memorial Hospital, in Freeport, on Grand Bahama island.

The Bahamas’ Civil Aviation Authority and police and defense forces were investigating the accident. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board had an investigator on standby and was ready to assist, NTSB spokesperson Eric Weiss told ABC News Friday, while the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the Bahamas’ Civil Aviation Authority had reported the crash to the agency. The helicopter’s manufacturer, Leonardo Helicopters, said it had dispatched a team to the Bahamas.

A State Department spokesperson said the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Nassau, was working with local authorities and providing consular services to the victims’ families.

ABC News’ Matt Foster, Darren Reynolds, Brendan Rand, Christine Theodorou, Ben Gittleson, and Conor Finnegan contributed to this report.

Here the link to the original ABC NEWS Article Online … https://abcnews.go.com/International/billionaire-coal-executive-chris-cline-dies-apparent-helicopter/story?id=64143888&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_headlines_hed

Here the link to the ASN Accident Report Page … https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/226803

Very sad news today, involving N11NM AgustaWestland AW109S Grand operating HEMS on behalf of North Memorial Health … this helicopter was operated for several years in Italy as I-BSPL.

Please visit the following links for details about the accident: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/226646

Incidente elicottero in Provincia di Mantova.

L’Agenzia nazionale per la sicurezza del volo (ANSV) ha aperto un’inchiesta di sicurezza sull’incidente che, oggi 3 maggio 2019, a Pegognaga (MN), ha coinvolto l’elicottero Robinson R22 marche di identificazione I-GPES.
Deceduto il pilota, unico occupante; distrutto l’aeromobile.
L’ANSV ha contestualmente disposto l’invio di un investigatore sul luogo dell’evento, per lo svolgimento di un sopralluogo operativo.

ANSV NEWS – 25 Gennaio 2019

Incidente elicottero in Valle d’Aosta.

A seguito dell’incidente che ha coinvolto oggi 25 gennaio l’elicottero Eurocopter AS350B3 marche di identificazione I-EDIC e il velivolo Jodel D.140E marche di identificazione F-PMGV, nei pressi del ghiacciaio del Rutor, nella Valle d’Aosta, l’ Agenzia nazionale per la sicurezza del volo (ANSV) ha disposto l’apertura di un’inchiesta di sicurezza e l’invio di un team investigativo sul sito dell’incidente.

Il team svolgerà un sopralluogo operativo per la raccolta delle prime evidenze utili all’indagine, tesa ad appurare, con finalità di prevenzione, le cause dell’incidente.

LE MIE PERSONALI CONDOGLIANZE AI FAMILIARI, COLLEGHI E AMICI DI TUTTE LE PERSONE COINVOLTE IN QUESTO TERRIBILE INCIDENTE.

Some online links to the event …

http://www.ansv.it/It/Detail_relazioni.asp?ID=2150

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=221120


Aerospatiale AS350B2 Ecureuil ( c/n 2456 ) EC-MVV.

Thanks to Ricardo BREA for this image of the Aerospatiale AS350B2 Ecureuil EC-MVV operated by Helitrans Pyrenee … taking off from Vilagarcia de Arousa, August 2018.

This Ecureuil was operated in Italy as I-SILL from 1991 until 2012, when cancelled towards Malta as 9H-PTM. Sold out to Spain at beginning of 2018 was destroyed during an accident at Ribera de Urgellet (Lleida) on date 20 November 2018 – see Spanish Authorithy Official accident report.

Please visit the Aviation Safety Network page for further details and local media info … https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=219553 

15 December 2018 – Today a fatal incident involved the Agusta A109S Grand (c/n 22007) I-EITC in Portugal while operating on behalf of Instituto Nacional de Emergência Médica (INEM).

After dropping off a patient an Agusta A109 helicopter was returning to his base Macedo de Cavaleiros in the district of Braganca when it crashed in bad weather. The helicopter was missed around 18:37LT and was found around 01:30LT 16-12) in the night. Authorities were able to reach the possible location of the helicopter through the geolocation of the mobile phones of the aircraft’s own crew. 

Two pilots, a nurse and a doctor didn’t survive. 

According to a statement from the government department “The preliminary assessment of the wreckage that has been possible so far indicates that the crash occurred following a collision with an existing broadcasting antenna in the area”. 

ANSV NEWS – 10 Settembre 2018

Incidente in Alto Adige: Inchiesta ANSV.

A seguito dell’incidente che, nel pomeriggio di oggi 10 settembre, ha coinvolto l’elicottero AS350B2 marche di identificazione I-ISAR, nei pressi di Verano (BZ), l’Agenzia nazionale per la sicurezza del volo (ANSV) ha aperto un’inchiesta di sicurezza per appurarne le cause, disponendo contestualmente l’invio di un proprio investigatore sul sito dell’evento. Feriti i due occupanti, danni all’aeromobile.

Some online links to the event …

The February 2018 issue of the Human Factors Recurrent Training newsletter is now made available for download in the RESOURCES area of www.iflyaviation.aero website.

For your convenience, the direct link is attached hereafter: NewsletterHF_Feb2018.pdf

Your feedback is more than welcome. Emanuele Ghiroldi

Fonte: Abruzzolive.it – 13 Agosto 2017 – L’Aquila.

Elicottero precipita nella Piana Grande, sul Gran Sasso.

I due piloti a bordo e un tecnico si sono salvati. Si tratta dell’elicottero dei Vigili del Fuoco AB206 , VF-10, che fa capo al nucleo di Pescara. Secondo la ricostruzione, stava atterrando in località Fonte Vetica, quando c’è stato un problema tecnico. Secondo quanto emerso dal piano di volo, l’elicottero stava per prelevare il direttore delle operazioni riguardo allo spegnimento di un incendio a Farindola, in provincia di Pescara come previsto dal comando dei vigili che doveva valutare la possibilità di trasportare personale e materiali di soccorso con un velivolo. Il Servizio Regionale Abruzzo del Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico è intervenuto per soccorrere l’equipaggio. L’operazione di soccorso è avvenuta con l’elicottero sanitario di stanza all’Aquila, in servizio al 118 regionale, supportato successivamente da un secondo elicottero del 118 di Pescara. I tecnici del Soccorso Alpino e l’equipe sanitaria hanno stabilizzato l’equipaggio e hanno trasportato i tre feriti, che non sono in pericolo di vita, negli ospedali dell’Aquila e Pescara. Una squadra di terra del Soccorso Alpino, con un medico del corpo, è intervenuta da Campo Imperatore a supporto delle operazioni.


Immagine via Abruzzolive.it

Original link: http://www.abruzzolive.it/?p=69758

ANSV NEWS – 10 Maggio 2017

Incidente elicottero in Alto Adige.

L’ANSV ha aperto un’inchiesta di sicurezza sull’incidente occorso oggi 10 maggio all’elicottero Enstrom 480B, marche di identificazione N480W, nei pressi di Fundres (Bolzano). Deceduto il pilota, unico occupante.
L’Agenzia nazionale per la sicurezza del volo ha contestualmente disposto l’invio di un proprio investigatore sul sito dell’incidente.