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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230316
Last updated: 29 November 2019
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Date:31-OCT-2019
Time:c. 23:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus Helicopters H225 (EC 225LP) Super Puma
Owner/operator:National 119 Rescue Headquarters
Registration: HL9619
C/n / msn: 2987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea of Japan, near Dokdo Islands -   South Korea
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Dokdo
Destination airport:Daegu (Taegu) International Airport (TAE/RKTN)
Narrative:
The H225 (EC 225LP) with seven people aboard crashed into the sea near a pair of islands disputed with Japan (called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea) shortly after take off from a helipad near the lighthouse atop one island. The aircraft departed at 23:26 local time having picked up an injured crab fisherman (a severed thumb). On board were two pilots, three fire department responders, the patient and a friend. Divers found the wreckage 600m offshore at 72m depth. Five bodies and some wreckage has been recovered.

Sources:

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20191101/p2g/00m/0in/002000c
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-crash/south-korea-searches-for-survivors-of-helicopter-crash-off-disputed-islands-idUSKBN1XA2T9
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2019/11/281_278051.html
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20191101000955315
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2019/11/281_278080.html
https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2019/11/535099/s-korea-heli-crash-three-bodies-found
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-south-korea-searches-for-survivors-of-helicopter-crash-off-disputed
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20191103000217
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20191104002700315
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20191105000623
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20191106007300315
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/accident-to-the-airbus-ec225-registered-hl9619-on-31102019-at-dokdo-island-investigation-led-by-a/
https://vaaju.com/koreaeng/단독-igation-the-investigation-commission-needs-dokdo-helicopter-black-box-to-lift-fast-seascape-disappears-first-chosun-com/

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/11/south-korea-s-national-119-rescue-headquarters-acquires-two-h225.html
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/11/116_105398.html (helipad)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Oct-2019 22:49 Aerossurance Added
31-Oct-2019 22:49 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Nature, Narrative]
31-Oct-2019 22:51 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
31-Oct-2019 22:52 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 05:49 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source]
01-Nov-2019 06:01 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 07:13 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Nov-2019 08:29 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 08:49 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 08:57 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Departure airport, Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 12:11 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 12:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
01-Nov-2019 13:47 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
02-Nov-2019 08:24 gerard57 Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 08:25 gerard57 Updated [Location]
02-Nov-2019 08:51 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Phase, Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 08:56 Anon. Updated [Location]
02-Nov-2019 08:56 harro Updated [Total fatalities]
02-Nov-2019 09:19 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
02-Nov-2019 14:00 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 15:39 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 15:39 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Embed code]
02-Nov-2019 17:51 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 17:51 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Nov-2019 19:58 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 19:58 Aerossurance Updated [Phase]
02-Nov-2019 21:52 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 09:56 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2019 07:29 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
04-Nov-2019 07:50 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
06-Nov-2019 18:38 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
08-Nov-2019 10:50 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Destination airport, Source]
08-Nov-2019 10:50 harro Updated [Total occupants]
13-Nov-2019 18:07 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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