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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72815
Last updated: 2 November 2019
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Date:30-JAN-2007
Time:
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:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2007/01/31/nine-injured-one-missing-in-malaysian-helicopter-crash/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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