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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226362
Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Time:17:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS355F2 Ecureuil 2
Owner/operator:Toho Air Service
Registration: JA6697
C/n / msn: 5524
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Aikawa town, Kanagawa prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tokyo Heliport (RJTI)
Destination airport:
An Aérospatiale AS355F2 Ecureuil 2 of Toho Air Service on an on-the-spot broadcast operation, suffered inflight shut down of No.1 (left) engine at 2100 feet AGL over Aikawa town, Kanagawa prefecture after twenty minutes of flight from Tokyo Heliport. The pilot made a safe precaution landing on a flood plain on Nakatsu river at 18:01 LT. There were no injuries among three persons onboard. A fan blade of the compressor was fractured, and debris penetrated the casing of the troubled engine. The hole is as large as a few centimeters. JTSB launched an investigation as a serious incident on the next day.

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Revision history:

20-Jun-2019 13:43 isamuel Added
20-Jun-2019 15:22 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
20-Jun-2019 15:23 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
25-Jun-2019 11:48 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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