Accident Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil F-GFZC, 06 Apr 2012
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144897
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Trans Hélicoptère Service SA - THS
Registration: F-GFZC
MSN: 2163
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Région d’Agadez, Tenere desert -   Niger
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Agadem oil block
Destination airport:Fachi
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
An Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil helicopter, enroute from oil company CNPC's remote Agadem oil block (about 1,500 km east of the capital Niamey) to Fachi, crashed in the Région d’Agadez, Tenere desert, about 10km away from its destination.

The helicopter was missed since Friday 6 April when it didn't arrive at its destination and was found Monday 9 April. The ELT did not activate. Two French crewmembers and four Chinese CNPC employees were killed.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

11 Jul 2008 F-GFZC Hélijet 0 Chambéry Aix-les-Bains Airport sub

Revision history:

09-Apr-2012 16:02 RobertMB Added
10-Apr-2012 03:42 TB Updated [Date, Registration, Source]
10-Apr-2012 06:49 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2012 18:35 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2012 12:45 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
19-Apr-2012 07:06 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
31-Aug-2014 18:28 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Narrative]
26-Sep-2016 20:57 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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