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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17934
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:14-MAR-1992
Time:19:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 332L Super Puma
Owner/operator:Bristow Helicopters (BHL)
Registration: G-TIGH
C/n / msn: 2034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:East Shetland Basin, North Sea -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cormorant Alpha oil platform
Destination airport:Safe Supporter, floating hotel (Flotel)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Shuttling operation as the sea state meant the floatel had to disconnect form the platform. The helicopter descended into very rough seas ca 500 metres east of the Shell Cormorant A platform in bad weather, rolled inverted and sank. Twelve POB escaped from the airframe but only 6 were rescued alive.

This accident resulted in the RHOSS Report (CAP 641).

Sources:

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/2-1993-as-332l-super-puma-g-tigh-14-march-1992
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/pilot-blamed-for-north-sea-helicopter-crash-error-of-judgement-caused-oil-rig-accident-that-claimed-1453861.html
http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/commanders-flying-monitoring/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
11-Feb-2010 22:34 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Feb-2010 10:16 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Oct-2012 14:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Oct-2012 07:31 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Aug-2014 09:48 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2014 13:05 TB Updated [Location, Narrative]
07-Mar-2017 20:30 TB Updated [Location, Source]
11-Jan-2020 18:27 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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