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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166071
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Time:c. 13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 365N Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Volta River Aviation
Registration: TU-HAA
C/n / msn: 6220
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Cape Three Points, 20 mi off Takoradi -   Ghana
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Takoradi Airport (12:57)
Destination airport:Jack Ryan oil rig (13:10)
A helicopter has crashed into the deep waters around the West Cape Three Points off the coast of Ghana on Thursday 8 May 2014 in the afternoon. Two pilots and six oil workers were on board.
Apparently three died, four were rescued and one is still missing. The helicopter was chartered by Lukoil. Local press reports suggest that the investigation identified that a fire occurred following an oil leak. Body of missing person recovered approx one week after crash.

On 16 October 2014, the five-member investigative committee, chaired by Captain Victor Opoku, submitted its 87 page report to the Minister of Transport, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, in Accra.

It is reported that the committee identified:

...that a leakage from a pipe at the rear side of the helicopter had drained oil onto the hot engine.

The fire which preceded the crash, Captain Opoku said, had caused substantial damage to the aircraft and, therefore, prevented the pilots from taking certain actions to save the situation.


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

Revision history:

08-May-2014 17:57 gerard57 Added
08-May-2014 18:02 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-May-2014 18:36 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-May-2014 07:57 gerard57 Updated [Destination airport, Source]
09-May-2014 08:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
10-May-2014 14:14 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Source]
10-May-2014 15:30 gerard57 Updated [Registration]
11-May-2014 18:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Aug-2014 20:31 Aerossurance Updated [Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2015 15:51 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
04-Apr-2015 15:31 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Sep-2015 08:29 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
04-Oct-2015 16:04 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2015 16:17 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
04-Jan-2020 17:48 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
14-Apr-2020 19:42 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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