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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70868
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:09-JUL-1973
Time:
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-OQA
MSN: 61-466
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:North Sea -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Gulf Tide Offshore Installation
Destination airport:Stavanger/Sola
Narrative:
Vibrations 40 minutes into flight. Lost tail rotor. Ditched and capsized. Rescuers arrived one hour later. Wreck sold to Carson Helicopters as N82772 and rebuilt to flying conditions. Later flown for Court Helicopters as ZS-HRU.

Sources:

flightglobal.com
helis.com
WAAS
http://www.psa.no/magazine/suited-for-safety-article11639-1182.html
Netherlands national archive: press photo of the crashed helicopter: http://proxy.handle.net/10648/84d9cb4d-d0eb-2010-a57c-3a100e354374

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

17 Sep 1992 ZS-HRU Court Helicopters 0 150km off off Cape Town on MV Darya Shubh w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Dec-2009 07:51 TB Added
21-Dec-2012 11:11 TB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source]
09-Aug-2014 17:20 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
14-Nov-2015 14:37 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2015 14:55 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source]
01-May-2021 11:15 Hoekb03 Updated [Source]

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