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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70843
Last updated: 22 February 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic S61 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-61N-II
Owner/operator:Bristow Helicopters Ltd
Registration: G-BDII
C/n / msn: 61-750
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NNE of Handa Island, Argyll & Sutherland, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Stornoway (SYY/EGPO)
Destination airport:Stornoway (SYY/EGPO)
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.

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"


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Revision history:

31-Dec-2009 00:06 TB Added
11-Nov-2012 11:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Dec-2012 13:42 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Dec-2012 13:43 TB Updated [Time]
28-May-2013 02:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
12-Jun-2013 16:32 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2016 21:03 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2016 14:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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