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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182668
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Date:23-DEC-2015
Time:13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Island Hoppers
Registration: DQ-IBT
MSN: 1572
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Treasure Island -   Fiji
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Treasure Island
Narrative:
Helicopter on approach to land at resort helipad, encountered a gust of wind causing it to deviate from the helipad site and strike nearby trees. Helicopter came to rest on its left side by the resort swimming pool.

Sources:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/75429212/seven-people-escape-after-helicopter-crash-on-treasure-island-fiji
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/75429212/watch-helicopter-crashes-at-fiji-resort-seven-on-board-escape (video)
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.52.pdf

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

11 Feb 1994 VH-WCG 0 1km N of Perth Airport, WA sub

Media:


Images:

Photo of DQ-IBT courtesy AirHistory.net


Nadi - International (NFFN / NAN)
June 2015; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Dec-2015 13:24 Aerossurance Added
23-Dec-2015 16:58 CTYONE Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
24-Dec-2015 09:14 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
24-Dec-2015 14:15 harro Updated [Embed code]
24-Dec-2015 20:41 Topaz Updated [Registration, Cn]
26-Dec-2015 14:49 CTYONE Updated [Registration, Cn]
07-Jan-2016 07:00 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
30-Jun-2017 20:02 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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