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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176277
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:10-NOV-2010
Time:09:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:OAS Limited
Registration: 5N-BHU
C/n / msn: 3146
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ovwian, Aladja, Delta State -   Nigeria
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM)
Destination airport:Port Harcourt Airport (PHC/DNPO)
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Narrative:
The helicopter flew into some high tension cables and crashed. One occupant died immediately, another died later in hospital.

Causal Factor
The pilot’s decision to conduct the flight under a Special Visual
Flight Rule (SVFR) in an Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) as depicted by the weather forecast.
Contributory Factors
1. The pilot’s descent from 500ft without a clear visual reference.
2. The pilot was not instrument rated.

Sources:

http://newstrack.ng/business/61-economy/6140-aib-blames-pilots-others-for-four-nigerian-plane-crashes
https://newsdiaryonline.com/aib-releases-reports-on-crash-of-iboris-plane-3-others/

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2015 09:48 gerard57 Added
18-Apr-2018 14:09 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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