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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168768
Last updated: 19 February 2020
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Date:15-MAY-1986
Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BSTP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 214ST
Owner/operator:British Caledonian Helicopters
Registration: G-BKFN
C/n / msn: 28109
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:North Sea, 14 mi NE of Fraserburgh -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sumburgh, Shetland (LSI/EGPB)
Destination airport:Aberdeen (ABZ/EGPD)
Investigating agency: AIB
Narrative:
Ditched 15/1/1986 into the North Sea, 14 miles North East of Frazerburgh, due to the fatigue failure of a collective control locking plate. Aircraft recovered and refurbished.

There was difficulty deploying the liferafts, the right hand cockpit door would not jettison and the forward floats suffered the deflation of one compartment on each side (one due to damage by a frangible GRP fairing the other for reasons undetermined).

The AAIB made 4 safety recommendations, including one on demonstrating ditching, life raft deployment and evacuation that was rejected by the CAA.

Sources:

1. https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/9-1987-bell-214-st-g-bkfn-15-may-1986
2. https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/287207-bristow-photos-83.html
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1988/1988%20-%200920.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Aug-2014 19:18 Aerossurance Added
15-Aug-2014 19:34 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
25-Aug-2014 14:10 TB Updated [Location]
29-Oct-2014 22:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Oct-2014 22:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
24-May-2016 10:39 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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