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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169056
Last updated: 20 November 2021
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Date:24-OCT-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic S61 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-61N
Owner/operator:British Airways Helicopters
Registration: G-AWFX
MSN: 61216
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bredford Dolphin, offshore installation, North Sea -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Bredford Dolphin
Destination airport:Bredford Dolphin
Narrative:
Recalled to Bredford Dolphin shortly after take off by co-pilot. Commander took control and landed with landing gear retracted. Damage to fuselage frames.

EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDED:
ONGOING MAY DAY BY ANOTHER A/C,
STRONG WINDS (45-50 KTS GUSTING 60KTS),
DARKNESS, RAIN AND TURBULENCE FROM PLATFORM SUPERSTRUCTURE

Sources:

WAAS
CAA


Images:

Photo of G-AWFX courtesy AirHistory.net


Aberdeen - Dyce (EGPD / ABZ)
14 June 1978; (c) Danny Grew

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Aug-2014 13:54 Aerossurance Added

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