Manufactured year 1978
Call sign -
Serial number 8566

Registration history

SE-HKE (? - Now)
I-ERGO (? - Now)

Type history

Agusta Bell 206B Jet Ranger II

Operator history

Osterman Helicopter (? - Now)
Osterman Helicopter AB (? - Now)


This machine was imported from Italy by a private person in Gothenburg in 1980. It had then been operating in Italy in two years since it left the factory in 1978. The helicopter was sold to newly established Osterman Helicopter AB in February 1982 and made one of the company's very first machines. The helicopter was a faithful company workhorse in more than ten years. It really saw Osterman Helicopter grow from scratch.

Unfortunately SE-HKE was lost in a tragic accident on 15 October 1992. The helicopter was transporting lighthouse technicians on a maintenance task and was returning to the base at Säve Airport when it suddenly crashed in the water at Nordre älvs fjord, north-west of Gothenburg. The cause proved to be fuel starvation. The occupants onboard lost their lives (only one was found).