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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175787
Last updated: 7 May 2020
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Time:11:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S92 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-92A
Owner/operator:CHC Helikopter Service
Registration: LN-OGE
C/n / msn: 920047
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Gullfaks B Offshore Installation, North Sea -   Norway
Phase: Approach
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Flesland
Destination airport:Gullfaks B Offshore Installation
As the commander moved his seat forward in preparation for the final approach to Gullfaks B, it became detached from the seat rails. He had to hold on to the overhead hand grips with both hands to prevent the seat from falling down from the seat rails with the subsequent risk of jamming the flight controls (collective and cyclic stics). The first officer landed the helicopter on the oil rig without further incident.

It was discovered that the seat had detached from the rails because the forward slide stops were missing. The quick release pins and the slide stops (P/N MBCS13711) had not been replaced when the seat was reinstalled, having been removed in connection with maintenance work on the helicopter.

In the opinon of SHT, the crew resolved the hazardous situation that occurred in a good manner.

The report also mentions a similar 2013 incident.


Revision history:

30-Apr-2015 20:14 Aerossurance Added
14-Mar-2017 11:48 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Destination airport]

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