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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33132
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PUMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 330J Puma
Owner/operator:Bristow Helicopters Malaysia
Registration: 9M-SSC
C/n / msn: 1481
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kuala Belait -   Brunei
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shell Lutong airstrip, Miri, Sarawak
Destination airport:Anduki, Brunei
A second stage epicyclic module planetary gear fatigue failure caused loss of the main rotor, which severed the tail, causing the aircraft to crash in a swamp near the border settlement of Kuala Belait. The gearbox had a recent history of metallic debris being found on the magnetic chip detector in the main module. The aircraft was on contract to Sarawak Shell.

Covered in Section 1.18.4 of AAIB report into G-REDL


New Straits Times 17 December 1980, p1/18 December 1980, p1/19 December 1980, p21 see section 1.18.4
DCA Brunei AAR issued 20 July 1982

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
17-Feb-2010 10:24 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Nature, Narrative]
25-Nov-2011 12:25 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2012 10:41 TB Updated [Date, Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-May-2012 11:06 TB Updated [Source]
09-Aug-2014 13:55 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2014 12:50 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2014 13:07 TB Updated [Source]
06-Jan-2015 17:13 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2019 19:03 TB Updated [Location, Source]

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