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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193606
Last updated: 23 November 2017
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Date:15-FEB-2017
Time:c15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B407 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 407
Owner/operator:Niugini Helicopters
Registration: P2-HSE
C/n / msn: 53257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kiunga Airport, North Fly District, Western Province -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Take off
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kiunga Airport (UNG/AYKI)
Destination airport:Digicel tower site, 20 nm S of Kiunga
Narrative:
The helicopter inadvertently attempted a normal take off (not lifting a sling) while a sling line was attached to a load of drums of fuel and crashed. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the pilot onboard the helicopter had minor injuries and one passenger was seriously injured.

Sources:

http://www.looppng-sb.com/png-news/two-seriously-injured-helicopter-crash-52477
http://news.pngfacts.com/2017/02/helicopter-crash-in-kiunga.html
http://www.thenational.com.pg/police-confirm-helicopter-crash-kiunga-pilot-injured/
http://www.airframes.org/reg/n1ty
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rcsadvmedia/14833112146
http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/unexpected-load-b407-usl-png/
http://www.aic.gov.pg/pdf/FinRpts/2017/AIC%2017-1001%20P2-HSE.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2017 09:17 gerard57 Added
15-Feb-2017 10:24 gerard57 Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
15-Feb-2017 11:24 99.44.209.173 Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
15-Feb-2017 14:02 151.165.212.92 Updated [Registration]
15-Feb-2017 15:55 Geno Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
15-Feb-2017 16:09 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport]
16-Feb-2017 19:21 Geno Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2017 10:55 103.14.91.77 Updated [Total fatalities, Nature, Narrative]
08-Nov-2017 23:38 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2017 16:20 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source]

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