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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193606
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:c. 15:00 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
MSN: 53257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kiunga Airport, North Fly District, Western Province -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Take off
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:Kiunga Airport (UNG/AYKI)
Destination airport:Digicel tower site, 20 nm S of Kiunga
Investigating agency: AIC PNG
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.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIC PNG
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

15-Feb-2017 09:17 gerard57 Added
15-Feb-2017 10:24 gerard57 Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
15-Feb-2017 11:24 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
15-Feb-2017 14:02 Anon. 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 occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2017 10:55 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Nature, Narrative]
08-Nov-2017 23:38 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2017 16:20 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source]
13-Aug-2018 19:53 harro Updated [Source]
15-Feb-2021 07:50 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Accident report]

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