ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22673
Last updated: 19 December 2014
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Date:03-SEP-2008
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Aerogulf Services
Registration: A6-ALV
C/n / msn: 30703
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Persian Gulf -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: Take off
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Resilient Oil Drilling rig
Destination airport:Nobel Mark Burns Drilling rig
Narrative:
During take-off the helicopter travelled aft wards at a height of about 22 metres, for approximately 50 meters, contacted the vertical crane of the Drilling Rig, lost altitude and crashed on the jack-up drilling rig. The aircraft then broke up and part fell into the sea, part caught fire.

The GCAA Investigation Team determined that the most probable cause of this accident as loss of situational awareness due to loss of visual reference and the inability to determine the correct attitude of the Helicopter and react to this condition.

Sources:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7597497.stm
http://www.gcaa.ae/en/ePublication/admin/iradmin/Lists/Incidents%20Investigation%20Reports/Attachments/6/2008-Final%20Report%20Bell%20212%20-%20A6-ALV.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Sep-2008 01:16 JINX Added
04-Sep-2008 02:11 JINX Updated
04-Sep-2008 21:02 angels one five Updated
04-Sep-2008 23:19 Anon Updated
05-Sep-2008 01:12 emil Updated
04-Aug-2014 06:19 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
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