Serious incident Boeing 747-8R7F LX-VCF, 30 Mar 2017
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224220
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-8R7F
Registration: LX-VCF
MSN: 35811/1461
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:En route from Houston to Prestwick -
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH)
Destination airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Following an uneventful scheduled cargo flight CV7754, it became apparent after landing that a large quantity of fuel had leaked from a Bell 412EP helicopter which was being shipped as cargo on the main deck of the freighter aircraft. The escaped fuel then made its way through the lower deck and spilled onto the airport apron. Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (RFFS) attended the aircraft to contain the fuel spill and manage the associated risk of fire and explosion.
The investigation determined that the helicopter, which was disassembled and prepared for transportation some months prior to the incident, had not been shipped in accordance with the required provisions for transportation of such vehicles by air. In particular, the helicopter had not been drained of fuel prior to transportation. Approximately 322 litres of fuel escaped from the helicopter during the flight.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 2018-011 issued 5 July 2018 by AAIB to Bristow US LLC

Revision history:

22-Apr-2019 11:54 harro Added

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