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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176466
Last updated: 17 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 135T1
Owner/operator:Hi-Jet Helicopter Services
Registration: PZ-HJE
C/n / msn: 0135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:unknown -   Suriname
Phase: En route
Departure airport:SMTB
Destination airport:SMZO
A helicopter two-ship formation from Hi-Jet Helicopter Services in Surinam was on a long flight from Sipaliwini Airstrip (SMSI) to it's base at Zorg en Hoop Airport (SMZO) in the capital city of Paramaribo on Saturday May 23rd, 2015. After a refuel stop at Tafelberg's Rudi Kappel Airstrip (SMTB) the formation encountered extremely bad weather above the dense forest area above Suriname. One helicopter made a precaution landing at nearby Poesoegroenoe Airstrip (SMPG), the other helicopter PZ-HJE continued it's flight and fight with the elements, however it went missing a few hours later with no sign of life or any emergency transmission of the crew of two (Pilot Donovan van Embricqs and a mechanic). The search and rescue is coordinated in Suriname by the National Coordination Centre for Disaster relieve (Nationaal Coördinatie Centrum voor Rampenbeheersing – NCCR) and the search is ongoing for many days now with four helicopters and a small airplane, also assisted by the National Army and Police and also workers from gold mining fields nearby Poesoegroenoe.


Revision history:

12-Aug-2015 16:42 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
07-May-2016 08:18 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Aug-2016 19:44 nardisoero Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Location, Source]
13-Oct-2016 17:28 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Location]

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