Accident Sikorsky S-76A TF-RAN,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21414
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Date:Tuesday 8 November 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-76A
Owner/operator:Icelandic Coast Guard
Registration: TF-RAN
MSN: 760081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Western Fjords -   Iceland
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Coast Guard Vessel Odin
Destination airport:Reykjafik (RKV/BIRK)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
TF-RAN Crashed in Iceland's Western fjords near Höfðaströnd during training mission. The helicopter was used for SAR missions. The helicopter departed it's base Reykjafik (RKV/BIRK) and flew to the Coast Guard vessel "Odin". The helicopter crashed at night, shortly after take off from the vessel's helideck. The wreckage was located by the crane of the Odin, at a depth of 90 meters. The right hand sliding door had separated but it was not determined if this resulted in rotor blade damage.
The crew of the helicopter was Björn Jónsson (commander), Þórhallur Karlsson (commander), Sigurjón Ingi Sigurjónsson (mate) and Bjarni Jóhannesson (aircraft mechanic).


-World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
-Guide at the Maritime Museum in Reykjavik.ÁN_(II)

Revision history:

22-Jun-2008 02:51 Bleiente Added
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22-Jun-2008 14:18 JINX Updated
11-Jun-2010 13:06 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Country, Source, Narrative, Plane category, ]
11-Jun-2010 13:22 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Jun-2010 13:34 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
25-Nov-2012 13:51 TB Updated [Location, Nature, Narrative]
28-Mar-2015 13:14 jevage Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2017 18:09 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Jun-2022 13:10 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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