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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205741
Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Time:23:52 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk
Owner/operator:National Airborne Services Corps (NASC)
Registration: NA-706
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Offshore between Orchid Island and SE Taiwan -   Taiwan
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Orchid Island Airport (KYD/RCLY)
Destination airport:Taitung Airport (TTT/RCFN)
The National Airborne Service Corp. of Taiwan conducted an emergency medical service flight with a Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, registration number NA-706. The helicopter carried 1 patient, 1 family member of the patient, 2 flight crewmembers, 1 mechanic and 1 nurse. At 23:49, the helicopter took off from Lanyu Airport to Taitung (Feng Nien) Airport and lost contact with the control tower less than two minutes later, while over sea.

23-Mar-2018: Salvaging the wreckage of a UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter that crashed last month while transporting a patient from Orchid Island could take two to three months. The wreckage was located 1,000m below sea level and special equipment is needed for such a recovery operation.

It is reported the aircraft encountered turbulence, the autopilot disconnected, the aircraft slowly pitched up, lost speed and crashed into the sea.

Sources: (in Chinese) (in Chinese)

Revision history:

06-Feb-2018 18:27 Rumbachtaler Added
06-Feb-2018 23:21 Geno Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
08-Feb-2018 18:37 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2018 21:35 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source]
22-Mar-2018 16:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2018 19:58 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 20:59 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 21:43 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
12-Nov-2018 22:06 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 20:12 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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