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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90478
Last updated: 25 March 2020
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Time:c. 20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A139 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AgustaWestland AW139
Owner/operator:South Korean Coast Guard
Registration: B516
C/n / msn: 31264
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 93 km W of Jeju -   South Korea
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Coast Guard ship 1502
Destination airport:Jeju International Airport
Crashed into sea at night on SAR mission.
According to officials at Jeju Coast Guard, its rescuers have confirmed the whereabouts of the ill-fated helicopter's fuselage, which sank about 70 meters under water at a location about 93 km west of the city of Jeju.
It is yet to be confirmed whether the four other missing crew members are inside the sunken fuselage, the officials said.
On March 12, the aircraft is salvaged from the sea and sent to the Jeju Coast guard base. MPFR(black box) was sent to UK AAIB for data recovery.

On 16 January, 2012, aircraft accident commision of South Korea Coast guard determined that the probable cause of this accident is spatial disorientation of the flight crew shortly after takeoff.


Revision history:

24-Feb-2011 02:58 gerard57 Added
24-Feb-2011 04:45 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities]
25-Feb-2011 03:36 Anon. Updated [Nature, Source]
01-Mar-2011 14:49 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2013 08:57 TB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2013 09:27 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
30-Jan-2013 09:29 TB Updated [Departure airport]
30-Jan-2013 10:23 TB Updated [Source]
13-Mar-2015 16:02 TB Updated [Registration]
09-Jun-2018 19:47 Anon. Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport]
09-Jun-2018 19:47 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
10-Jun-2018 06:05 Anon. Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport]
10-Jun-2018 08:54 Anon. Updated [Time]

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