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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17934
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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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
MSN: 2034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:East Shetland Basin, North Sea -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Cormorant Alpha oil platform
Destination airport:Safe Supporter, floating hotel (Flotel)
Investigating agency: AAIB
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).


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

Revision history:

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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