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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66577
Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:10-JUL-2009
Time:04:19 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kawasaki BK 117B-1
Owner/operator:Sunrise Airlines
Registration: B-77088
C/n / msn: 1082
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mi S off Kinmen (KNH/RCBS) -   Taiwan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS)
Destination airport:Kinmen-Shang-Yi Airport (KNH/RCBS)
Narrative:
EMS aircraft repositioning.
Crashed into the sea during approach.
The captain survived, the co-pilot and EMT were killed and the helicopter was totally destroyed.
The co-pilot exited the aircraft but downed.
Investigators reported commander may have suffered visual illusions during an night approach over the sea. Both crew may have been fatigued, as standby duty was not logged as duty time. The co-pilot may have been asleep during the approach.

15 recommendations made.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20110817123851/http://www.asc.gov.tw/asc_en/news_list_2.asp?news_no=436
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.asc.gov.tw/asc_en/accident_list_2.asp?accident_no=174]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jul-2009 21:38 slowkid Added
10-Aug-2009 11:41 harro Updated
11-Aug-2009 11:42 harro Updated
24-Jul-2010 02:22 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
19-Aug-2010 10:55 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Apr-2011 13:26 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Nov-2012 11:09 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2014 06:20 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Nature, Narrative]

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