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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59763
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic S61 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-61N-II
Owner/operator:Helikopter Service
Registration: LN-OQS
MSN: 61-760
Fatalities:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 55 nm NNW off Bergen -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bergen Flesland
Destination airport:Statfjord A offshore installation
Investigating agency: AIBN
Crashed into the sea suddenly after a failure of a main rotor spindle.


jp4 9/78
Hamburger Abendblatt 27.6.1978
Netherlands national archive, press photo of parts of the wreckage:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

02-May-2009 03:50 zerocinquanta Added
18-Sep-2009 03:31 harro Updated
10-Oct-2009 09:35 Anon. Updated
29-Dec-2009 10:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Narrative]
29-Apr-2011 15:12 TB Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2014 13:53 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2015 16:39 TB Updated [Location]
14-Nov-2015 15:15 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2020 06:08 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
16-May-2021 11:08 Hoekb03 Updated [Source]

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