The most important findings from the Eglisau case – A case from work aviation – Part 2

We asked Urs √Ącherli, aviation expert from NGFT, about the helicopter accident from 2007 in Eglisau to find out how to avoid such, fortunately very rare, accidents. In the case of Eglisau 2007, two aspects in particular led to the helicopter colliding with the power line. On the one hand, it was an overestimation of…

Power line collision in Eglisau – A case from work aviation – Part 1

In July 2007 a pilot flew a route for filming with a helicopter MDD500N in ideal visibility conditions with a client / director and cameraman. The route was planned exactly by the director and discussed with the pilot in advance, but was spontaneously changed at the request of the director. The pilot had no objection,…