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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72815
Last updated: 28 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aerospatiale AS 322L2 Super Puma
Owner/operator:MHS Aviation
Registration: 9M-STR
C/n / msn: 3266
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Sarawak -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miri
Destination airport:
Operated for Petronas. The helicopter was operating flights to various offshore oil platforms from its base at Miri. Having visited Delta 35 and Bayan Alpha, it reportedly suffered a hydraulic failure while en route to Delta 18 and the crew elected to divert to Bintulu. However, shortly after this a 'thick white smoke' reportedly began to enter the cabin. This was apparently quickly followed by black smoke and the crew subsequently elected to ditch. The ditching was successful; however, due to rough seas, the helicopter quickly rolled over and floated inverted. All but one of the occupants were able to escape from the helicopter and were later rescued.


Revision history:

17-Feb-2010 10:25 TB Added
24-Nov-2017 19:31 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]

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