ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70843
Last updated: 22 February 2017
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Narrative:Writtn off (damaged beyond ecnomic repair) 17/110/1988 when crashed into the North Sea, opposite Loch Laxford, north-north-east of Handa Island, Argyll & Sutherland, off the north-west coast of Scotland while trying to recover from a reward drift that had developed in the hover whilst on a night SAR mission. All four crew escaped safely.
|Owner/operator:||Bristow Helicopters Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| 61-750|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||NNE of Handa Island, Argyll & Sutherland, Scotland -
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Stornoway (SYY/EGPO)|
|Destination airport:||Stornoway (SYY/EGPO)|
Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Buckling of starboard boat hull. and centre fuselage structure. starboard sponson attachments failed. Aircraft immersed in sea water". As a result, the registration G-BDII was cancelled by the CAA on 19/1/1989 as "destroyed"
1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422f86ced915d13710006cd/Sikorsky_S-61_N_helicopter__G-BDII_01-89.pdf
2. CAA: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BDII
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