Incident Aérospatiale SA 365N Dauphin 2 VT-ELR, 20 Nov 2013
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162633
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Time:05:55 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale SA 365N Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Pawan Hans Helicopters (PHHL)
Registration: VT-ELR
MSN: 6268
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Chowra Island -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kamorta
Destination airport:Car Nicobar
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The left hand sliding door flew off during flight causing damages to tail structure. The helicopter made an emergency landing on nearby helipad at Chowra Island. Nobody was injured.

The probable cause of the incident is due to the progressive failure of upper rail followed by final overload fracture which created excessive air pressure through the partially opened LH door forcing both LH Sliding and flap doorto detach from its security of attachment and consequently resulted into the incident.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

06-Dec-2013 15:05 Alpine Flight Added
01-Apr-2014 14:44 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
09-May-2014 17:33 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Sep-2017 17:19 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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