ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19040
Last updated: 31 July 2014
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Date:12-DEC-1996
Time:18:16
Type:Sikorsky S-76B
Owner/operator:Norbrook Industries
Registration: G-HAUG
C/n / msn: 760358
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 mls SE of Omeath, Co. Louth -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Nature:
Departure airport:Belfast International - Aldergrove Airport
Destination airport:Ballyedmond
Narrative:
G-HAUG departed Belfast International - Aldergrove Airport on 12 December at 18.03 hrs, to return to its home base at Ballyedmond, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. This would normally be a flight of some 20 minutes duration. The approach to the home base was executed using a locally produced GPS-based approach procedure. Having commenced its descent, in preparation for landing at Ballyedmond, the helicopter struck the north face of the Carlingford Mountains at 960 feet above sea level, approximately 2 miles SE of the village of Omeath, Co. Louth, at 18.16 hrs. All three occupants suffered fatal injuries.

Sources:
http://www.aaiu.ie/AAIUviewitem.asp?id=4719&lang=ENG&loc=1280


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
27-Nov-2008 08:22 harro Updated
12-Jun-2010 11:36 TB Updated [Other fatalities]
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