ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17920
Last updated: 24 April 2017
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Narrative:"The helicopter was returning from the Signal Oil rig off the coast of Saltpond to Kotoka International Airport when the pilot experienced excessive vibration which he took to be engine trouble . This made him decide to make a precautionary landing on the coast. Before the landing could be accomplished a technical failure of the transmission gearbox occurred resulting in complete loss of control of the helicopter with fatal results to the pilot and passengers.
Agusta-Bell AB 206A JetRanger
|Owner/operator:||Bristow Helicopters (BHL)|
|C/n / msn:|| 8014|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Fetteh Gomoah, Accra -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Nature:||Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Signal Oil Rig, off Saltpond, Ghana|
|Destination airport:||Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA) Accra|
The helicopter was wrecked but there was no fire."
Registration G-AVSV formally cancelled by CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 27.10.70
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/sites/aaib/publications/formal_reports/2_1972__g_avsv.cfm http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AVSV.pdf http://accragiuseppe.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/accra-airport-bristow-helicopter-agusta.html
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]|