Airwolf (Bell 222) Air Ambulance Helicopter

The Rest of the Story. . .

After the show was canceled, the modifications were removed (now owned by a private collector) from the actual helicopter. It was repainted and eventually sold to the German helicopter charter company, Hubschrauber-Sonder-Dienst (aka HSD Luftrettung and Blue Helicopter Alliance), and given the registration number D-HHSD.

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 6th, 1992, while operating as an air ambulance, D-HHSD was flying a little girl suffering from heavy burns on a mercy mission from Berlin to the Cologne University Burns Unit in Köln. 

After safely delivering the girl, the helicopter and its crew of three was returning to Berlin when they encountered unexpected weather. With the visibility reduced to nearly 100 feet due to fog amidst a brewing thunderstorm, the copter's 42 year old pilot must have struggled to navigate the wooded German mountainsides.

The air ambulance helicopter (formerly known as Airwolf) crashed in fog on June 6, 1992, killing all three of its occupants.  Read More: Angel of Mercy.

Sources:

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airwolf_(helicopter)
2) http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Airwolf-DHHSD.htm

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