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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169203
Last updated: 3 May 2020
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Time:14:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B214 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 214B-1
Owner/operator:Hongik Air Service Co., Ltd.
Registration: HL9131
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sammun-ri, Jangyu-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do -   South Korea
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Crashed while moving cargo for airlift operations in Sammun-ri, Jangyu-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do.

The two pilots were seriously injured, and the aircraft was destroyed by the crash impact.

The Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board (ARAIB) determines that the probable cause of this accident was the sling strap attached to the belly hook got into the tail rotor blade since the captain decelerated more greatly than normal and descended at the same time while flying at approximately 70 kts.

Contributing to the accident are (1) Hongik Air Service Co., Ltd. provided its pilots with inadequate flight procedures training in airlift operations; and (2) the flight route the captain took on the day of the accident was inadequate since there were many obstacles.


Revision history:

26-Aug-2014 13:00 Aerossurance Added
30-Sep-2016 16:05 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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