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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205741
Last updated: 21 August 2018
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Date:05-FEB-2018
Time:23:52 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk
Owner/operator:National Airborne Services Corps (NASC)
Registration: NA-706
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Offshore between Orchid Island and SE Taiwan -   Taiwan
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Orchid Island/Lanyu Airport (KYD/RCLY)
Destination airport:Taitung Airport (TTT/RCFN)
Narrative:
The National Airborne Service Corp. of Taiwan conducted an emergency medical service flight with a Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, registration number NA-706. The helicopter carried 1 patient, 1 family member of the patient, 2 flight crewmembers, 1 mechanic and 1 nurse. At 23:49, the helicopter took off from Lanyu Airport to Taitung (Feng Nien) Airport and lost contact with the control tower three minutes later, while over sea.
The helicopter had not been found by February 8.

23-Mar-2018: Salvaging the wreckage of a UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter that crashed last month while transporting a patient from Orchid Island could take two to three months. The wreckage was located 1,000m below sea level and special equipment is needed for such a recovery operation.

Sources:

http://www.janes.com/article/77650/taiwanese-black-hawk-medevac-helicopter-goes-missing
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/02/07/2003687208
https://skrzydla.org/photo-Sikorsky-UH-60M-Blackhawk-177915
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201802080039.aspx
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2018/03/23/2003689869
https://www.asc.gov.tw/main_en/docDetail.aspx?uid=318&pid=318&docid=955
https://www.asc.gov.tw/main_en/docDetail.aspx?uid=318&pid=298&docid=959


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2018 18:27 Rumbachtaler Added
06-Feb-2018 23:21 Geno Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
08-Feb-2018 18:37 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2018 21:35 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source]
22-Mar-2018 16:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2018 19:58 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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