ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17920
Last updated: 20 July 2017
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:22-JUL-1970
Time:08:18 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206A JetRanger
Owner/operator:Bristow Helicopters (BHL)
Registration: G-AVSV
C/n / msn: 8014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Fetteh Gomoah, Accra -   Ghana
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Signal Oil Rig, off Saltpond, Ghana
Destination airport:Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA) Accra
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.
The helicopter was wrecked but there was no fire."

Registration G-AVSV formally cancelled by CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 27.10.70

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Nov-2011 19:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
15-Jul-2012 14:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2016 18:47 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description