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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77889
Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta A109E Power
Owner/operator:Saudi Aramco Aviation
Registration: N906AH
C/n / msn: 11644
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Arabiya 4 Offshore Installation, Arabian Gulf, near Ras Tanajib -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Ras Tanajib Airport (OETN)
Destination airport:Arabiya 4 Offshore Installation
On August 22, 2009, at 05:06 UTC (Universal coordinated time), an Agusta 109E helicopter, N906AH, operated by Saudi Aramco Aviation, sustained substantial damage during landing and a post crash fire at barge Arabyia 4, in the Persian Gulf, near Ras Tanajib, Saudi Arabia. The pilot and 4 passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed Ras Tanajib Airport (OETN), at 04:56 UTC.

According to the operator, the helicopter touched down on the barge, the helicopter began to shake, the main rotor contacted the tail boom and cabin, and a fire ensued. During the accident sequence, the pilot was able to secure the engines and stop the main rotor with the rotor brake. The pilot and passengers exited the helicopter uninjured, and barge personnel extinguished the fire.

The accident occurred in the vicinity of 28 degrees, 05 minutes north latitude, 048 degrees, 44 minutes east longitude.


1. NTSB Identification: ERA09WA478 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

21-Sep-2010 09:38 pesce Added
25-Jan-2013 03:29 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Damage]
28-Sep-2014 19:26 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2016 18:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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