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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68684
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:09-OCT-2009
Time:11:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Fonna Fly A/S
Registration: LN-ODU
C/n / msn: 2881
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Forsand, Store Hogga Waters, south of Lysefjord -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jelsa, Norway
Destination airport:Hoggarvatn Dam, south of Lysefjord, Norway
Narrative:
During the latter part of the approach for landing the helicopter began spinning uncontrollably to the left. The helicopter struck the ground after about three rotations. The terrain was rough and the helicopter tipped over. It was significantly damaged. All six on board evacuated the helicopter, one with minor injuries. They were transported to Stavanger University Hospital (SUS) by a Sea King of 330 Squadron, Royal Norwegian Air Force. The passengers were four Polish workers who were on their way to work on a dam in the area, said flight operations manager Jostein Nerhus in Fonna Fly. The two crew of the helicopter were Norwegians.

The investigation revealed a fatigue fracture in the "tail rotor control lever" which is mounted on the tail rotor gearbox.

Sources:

1. http://www.aftenbladet.no/lokalt/ryfylke/1091867/Helikopter-havari_i_Forsand.html
2. http://www.nordicrotors.com/reg/LN-ODU/5224
3. http://helihub.com/2009/10/09/09-oct-09-ln-odu-eurocopter-as350ba-forsand-norway/
4. https://www.nrk.no/rogaland/helikopter-med-seks-styrtet-1.6810935
5. https://www.aibn.no/Luftfart/Avgitte-rapporter/2014-04


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Oct-2009 07:57 JV Added
09-Oct-2009 08:57 Anon. Updated
09-Oct-2009 13:05 RobertMB Updated
09-Oct-2009 22:07 Anon. Updated
20-Oct-2009 11:12 harro Updated
26-Jul-2014 02:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2014 02:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
19-Aug-2014 20:30 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
06-Sep-2017 18:47 TB Updated [Damage]

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