Accident Bell 212 A6-ALV, 03 Sep 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22673
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Time:19:48 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Aerogulf Services
Registration: A6-ALV
MSN: 30703
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rashid Field, Persian Gulf -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Maresk Resilient Drilling Rig
Destination airport:Nobel Mark Burns Drilling Rig
Investigating agency: GCAA UAE
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During a night take-off the helicopter travelled aft wards at a height of about 22 metres, for approximately 50 meters, contacted the vertical crane of the Drilling Rig, lost altitude and crashed on the jack-up drilling rig. The aircraft then broke up and part fell into the sea, part caught fire.

The GCAA Investigation Team determined that the most probable cause of this accident as loss of situational awareness due to loss of visual reference and the inability to determine the correct attitude of the Helicopter and react to this condition.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GCAA UAE
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

04-Sep-2008 01:16 JINX Added
04-Sep-2008 02:11 JINX Updated
04-Sep-2008 21:02 angels one five Updated
04-Sep-2008 23:19 Anon Updated
05-Sep-2008 01:12 emil Updated
04-Aug-2014 06:19 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2016 08:37 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Apr-2018 09:35 harro Updated [Nature]

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