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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 433
Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:General Aviation
Registration: PH-BIS
C/n / msn: 84118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Noordzee off Rem Island Oil/Gas Rig -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bergen
Destination airport:Flushing
Together with the PH-UAI, PH-UAM ("FRUXOMA FRUIT LEMONADE") claimed the ("FRUO YOGURT") contract, which entailed a commercial banner towing flight along the coast from Bergen to Vlissingen.

Whilst banner towing nearing the REM island oil/gas rig at 500ft the engine started irregular running. Loosing altitude fast and failing to discover the cause he decided to ditch using the banner as drag in the water to prevent the plane to turn over at the water landing. Turning in a bit too sharp for the intended landing position on the waves, the rig tower ripped off the banner cutting the speed. The aircraft plunged into the water and sank immediately. The pilot was underwater and had to disengage and come to the surface. He still had about an hour to wait before being hoisted in an MLD helicopter (S.58 “Pedro 1”). The cause was a broken magneto cogwheel in the engine.


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Revision history:

21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
06-Aug-2008 06:27 harro Updated
02-Jun-2012 17:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Nov-2014 12:54 pmdonker Updated [Narrative]
03-Dec-2014 19:26 harro Updated [Narrative]

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