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Last updated: 6 August 2020
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Date:18-APR-2011
Time:08:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 365N3 Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Bond Offshore Helicopters
Registration: G-REDG
C/n / msn: 6907
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Norwich Airport, Horsham St. Faith, Norwich, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Norwich Airport (NWI/EGSH)
Destination airport:Pickerill B Oil Platform, North Sea
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Following a normal despatch and engine start for a routine offshore flight, the ground engineer monitoring the helicopterís departure noticed flames emanating from the No 1 engine. As there was no dedicated means for ground staff to inform ATC of the incident, in order to alert the crew, the ground engineer chased the helicopter along the taxiway to attract the crewís attention and communicate with them using hand signals. The crew shutdown the helicopter and the passengers were evacuated. The ground engineer extinguished a small oil-fed fire in the engine bay with a handheld fire extinguisher from the cockpit. Two safety recommendations have been made.

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5423020f40f0b61342000a5b/AS365N3_Dauphin_II_G-REDG_04-12.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 2011-095 issued by AAIB to Turbomeca
Safety recommendation 2011-095 issued by AAIB to Turbomeca

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

Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin II G-REDG of Bond, lands on Runway 27 at Norwich 28 June 2010

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2015 15:26 Aerossurance Added
04-Apr-2015 15:34 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Nov-2016 21:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]

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