--- At local time an Eurocopter EC135T2 "Pirol" of the German Federal Police crashed on a field close to highway A7 near Bimöhlen, 4kms E of Bad Bramstedt, Kreis Segeberg, Schleswig-Holstein, N Germany, and was completely destroyed by the impact.
The helicopter was badly damaged in a subsequent emergency landing.
The investigating AIBN is of the opinion that the observed loss of engine power most probably was caused by carburetor icing.
The accident occured on the ground shortly after increasing the collective pitch to 17 inch, when suddenly the helicopter suffered a dynamic rollover.
(1 inj., w/o) --- 18 helicopters participating on a private fly-in at Hotel Weißer Bär at Mülheim an der Mosel, 10kms ESE of Wittlich, Rheinland-Pfalz, W Germany, were hit by an extreme hailstorm with tennis-ball size hailstones.
group of five helicopters were used for a vacation in Sweden and Norway.