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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47760
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Date:04-FEB-2003
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 365N3 Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:NHV - Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
Registration: OO-NHW
C/n / msn: 6617
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Ostend -   Belgium
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ostend
Destination airport:Ostend
Narrative:
The helicopter had been tasked to transfer marine pilots to a ship some 15km off the Belgian coast and to pick up another person from the vessel. Reportedly, after dropping off the pilots, while hovering to pick up the other person, a large wave hit the ship and large quantities of water were ingested into the helicopter's engines. Both engines reportedly lost power and the helicopter settled onto the sea. All of the occupants were later rescued but the helicopter was lost.

Sources:

- Scamble 286
- https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-80496.html
- WAAS


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
19-Dec-2012 10:06 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Narrative]
07-Apr-2014 09:12 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2014 09:13 TB Updated [Source]
15-Oct-2015 18:35 jevage Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2017 14:24 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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