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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145523
Last updated: 29 July 2016
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Date:09-MAY-2012
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta A109C
Owner/operator:Aryan Aviation
Registration: VT-VKS
C/n / msn: 7648
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Birsa Munda Airport. Ranchi,Jharkland -   India
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Birsa Munda Airport (IXR/VERC)
Destination airport:Kuchai in Sareikela-Kharsawan
Narrative:
The helicopter was operating a flight from Ranchi to Kuchi but was apparently unable to land at the helipad at Kuchi due to a 'technical problem', reportedly a 'jammed pedal.' The pilot elected to return to Ranchi and carry out a fast, run on landing on the runway at Birsa Munda Airport.

However, the helicopter appears to have touched down hard and rolled over onto its left side. The accident happened in daylight (12:30 hours Local) and in VMC. No injuries reported to the 6 persons on board (crew of 2 plus 4 passengers)

Sources:
1. http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_miraculous-escape-for-jharkhand-cm-5-others-in-chopper-crash_1686504
2. http://nvonews.com/2012/05/10/jharkhand-cm-survives-nasty-chopper-crash/
3. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-May-2012 06:24 gerard57 Added
09-May-2012 07:00 132.244.95.5 Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator]
09-May-2012 07:51 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
10-May-2012 01:17 gerard57 Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Jul-2016 19:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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