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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17905
Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1985
Time:19:34 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206
Owner/operator:Bristow Helicopters Ltd
Registration: G-AVIG
C/n / msn: 8004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Weddell Sea, at co-ordinates 76šS, 55š15W -   Antarctica
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Vessel off Weddel Sea, Antarctica
Destination airport:Weddel Sea Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Narrative:
A/C STRUCK SNOW COVERED FROZEN SEA IN POOR VISIBILITY/POOR CONTRAST. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ENGAGED IN MOVING FUEL DRUMS FROM A SHIP TO A DEPOT 6 MILES AWAY ON AN ICE SHELF. DURING THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE DAY IN DETERIORATING VISIBILITY AND CONTRAST OVER THE ICE, THE AIRCRAFT FLEW INTO THE SNOW COVERED SURFACE. IT CARTWHEELED TWICE,THE MAIN ROTOR HEAD AND BLADES DETACHED AND SEVERED THE TAIL SECTION AND PART OF THE ENGINE.

CAA CLOSURE: DETAILED EXAMINATION OF COMBUSTION HEATER SHOWED EVIDENCE OF HOT GAS LEAKAGE IN AREA WHERE HEATED AIR IS DUCTED INTO CABIN.POSSIBILITY OF LOW GRADE CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING MAY HAVE BEEN CONTRIBUTORY FACTOR BUT NOT CONFIRMED.

Registration formally cancelled by the CAA as "destroyed" 25/3/1985

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422f9a040f0b613460007d1/Bell_206B_Jet_Ranger_G-AVIG_06-85.pdf
2. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=14496
4. http://www.myaviation.net/search/search.php?view=Ūnr=G-AVIG


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
14-Jul-2012 15:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Nov-2014 21:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Nov-2015 20:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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