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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150324
Last updated: 31 August 2021
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Time:c. 12:02 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B105 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MBB Bo 105D
Owner/operator:British Executive Air Services
Registration: G-AZOM
MSN: S-21
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5,5 mi E of Skegness, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Strubby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:Bacton, Norfolk
Investigating agency: AIB
During a coastal flight between two onshore locations the helicopter attempted ditched 5 nautical miles due east of Skegness, Lincolnshire after tail rotor coupling failure. Aircraft rolled over on impact with the sea, due to one of the flotation bags being torn off, but the other flotation bag allowed the aircraft to stay afloat long enough for all three person on board (pilot and two passengers) to escape, They were eventually rescued by an RAF Wessex SAR helicopter from RAF Coltishall, Norfolk

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report, "aircraft damaged beyond repair by the impact and sea water corrosion". As a result, the registration G-AZOM was cancelled by the CAA on 20/2/1986 (almost two years later) as "destroyed"



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

Revision history:

23-Oct-2012 04:48 TB Added
31-May-2013 00:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2013 17:00 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2014 21:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Nov-2014 19:22 TB Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Nov-2015 21:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2015 21:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
17-Jan-2016 21:29 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2016 11:26 ericferret Updated [Narrative]
11-Oct-2016 18:26 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source]

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