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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185521
Last updated: 15 August 2021
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Time:16:07 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-4 LongRanger IV
Owner/operator:Pan African Airlines Nigeria (PAAN)
Registration: 5N-BFF
MSN: 52273
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:adjacent to the Okan Offshore Installation, offshore Escravos -   Nigeria
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Okan Offshore Installation
Destination airport:Escravos
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
A failure of the main fuel pump occured, resulting from wearing of the fuel pump main drive shaft external splines, which mate with the internal splines of the pump driver gear with consequent fuel starvation, flame-out and engine loss of power. Ditched 100m from the Chevron installation. The aircraft landed hard on water, which resulted in the shattering of the windscreen. The inflated floats kept the helicopter afloat. However, the centre segment of the starboard float did not fully inflate causing the helicopter to tilt to the right. All POB rescued.


AIB Nigeria

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

18-Mar-2016 15:20 Aerossurance Added
29-Sep-2016 14:15 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
04-Nov-2017 15:16 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
18-Apr-2018 13:09 harro Updated [Source]

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