Maintenance helicopter Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil with 6 people on board crashed in the town of Colliguay in Quilpue, Chile. The helicopter fell on the estate Providencia, causing the death of all the people on board.
The helicopter was transporting workers who would repair power lines in the area, but after a loss of power crashed on the ground. The place is difficult to access and the emergency units hardly reached the scene of the accident. After the arrival of the paramedics, they found four people dead and two seriously injured. Unfortunately, the wounded people died en route to the hospital due to the life-threatening injuries.
The helicopter Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil was operated by contractor company Edemsa, responsible for installing the towers and high voltage wiring of this route.
The circumstances around the crash are unclear. The investigation is underway.
Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil, now Airbus Helicopters H125, is a single-engine light utility helicopter originally designed and manufactured in France by Aérospatiale and Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters). In North America, the AS350 is marketed as the AStar.