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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170166
Last updated: 15 January 2020
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Date:27-SEP-2014
Time:14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 130B4
Owner/operator:Advance Aviation
Registration: HS-CCN
C/n / msn: 4855
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Naung Mon area -   Myanmar
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Putao airport in Myanmar's northern Kachin state
Destination airport:Hkakaborazi SAR supply base, Tahundam, Kachin, Myanmar
Narrative:
The helicopter from Thailand lost contact with ground control while delivering supplies during a search for two climbers at the 5,881-meter (19,300-foot) Hkakabo Razi mountain.
The helicopter descended or crash landed near Nawngmon area claimed by a young female villager on Tuesday 30 September 2014.
10 days later after the disapperance, on 08-10-14, one survivor reached a village called Lan Sar Htu to seek help. SAR team combed through the deep jungle immediately.
SAR team found another one on morning of 08-10-14, the 59-year-old Thai helicopter pilot who had a broken rib and had survived on nothing but river water. According to Thai pilot, the last person, the Myanmar Pilot, was sheltered in a cave. Thai SAR team continued to that cave. On 09-10-14 16:00 SAR team found the deceased pilot.

Cause
The Pilot took the unnecessary risk during bad weather and limited visibility condition.

Sources:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/thai-rescue-helicopter-missing-myanmar-040828577.html
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2014-09/28/content_18676038.htm
http://www.bernama.com/en/world/news.php?id=1072797
http://www.dvb.no/news/alive-helicopter-crew-survive-crash-on-hkakabo-razi/44810
https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/special-reports/454169/a-crash-course-in-survival

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 6 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Sep-2014 12:26 gerard57 Added
28-Sep-2014 12:27 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature]
28-Sep-2014 17:18 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants]
30-Sep-2014 06:10 gerard57 Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Oct-2014 18:20 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2014 17:27 thein009 Updated [Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Nature, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
30-Oct-2014 17:20 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
04-Jan-2015 11:43 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2018 11:06 harro Updated [Damage, Narrative]

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