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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16601
Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:18-JAN-1996
Time:08:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 332L1 Super Puma
Owner/operator:Helikopter Service
Registration: LN-OBP
C/n / msn: 2308
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 40nm SW Sola -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Stavanger
Destination airport:Offshore inslallations
Narrative:
Ditched (in winds 25-30 kts, waves 3-4m [Sea State 5]) after vibrations caused by erosion of a main rotor blade leading edge strip that peeled open in-flight.

On contract to BP Norge.

Capsized overnight as wave height increased to 7-8m (Sea State 7). Sank at 17:00 on 19 Jan. Salvaged 27 Jan and became instructional airframe at Sola

Sources:

Norwegian Civil Aircraft since 1919 / K. Hagby, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 2 7)
https://www.aibn.no/Luftfart/Rapporter/1998-02-eng


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Mar-2008 13:00 ASN archive Added
12-Feb-2010 00:19 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
12-Feb-2010 10:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
13-Jun-2010 13:18 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Aug-2014 20:15 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
17-Aug-2014 10:07 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2016 19:59 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source]
30-Jul-2019 08:00 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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