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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151316
Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Date:25-AUG-2009
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A139 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AgustaWestland AW139
Owner/operator:Gulf Helicopters
Registration: A7-GHC
MSN: 31225
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Doha -   Qatar
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Doha
Destination airport:Offshore installation
Narrative:
Tail boom failure on ground when the aircraft turned during taxi.

The incident prompted AW to issue an Alert Service Bulletin outlining one off and then repetitive inspections for the AW139ís composite (nomex honeycomb) tail boom. Subsequently a new (aluminium honeycomb) tail boom was introduced.

Sources:

https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/386491-aw139-lost-tail-taxying-doh.html
https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/450392-yet-another-aw139-tail-incident-gulf-helis.html
https://www.qatarliving.com/forum/qatar-living-lounge/posts/unforgotable-fault-recently-happened-qatar_
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aviation-international-news/2010-02-22/manufacturer-promises-new-booms-aw139
https://www.avweb.com/news/tail-boom-separates-from-aw139/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2012 04:36 TB Added
28-Jul-2016 12:21 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jul-2017 07:14 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
01-Oct-2019 17:23 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source]

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