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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17920
Last updated: 30 September 2020
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Date:22-JUL-1970
Time:08:18 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206A JetRanger
Owner/operator:Bristow Helicopters Ltd
Registration: G-AVSV
C/n / msn: 8014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Fetteh Gomoah, 20nm from Accra -   Ghana
Phase: En route
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Signal Oil Rig, off Saltpond, Ghana
Destination airport:Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana (ACC/DGAA)
Investigating agency: AIB
Narrative:
Augusta-Bell AB 206A JetRanger G-AVSV: Written off (destroyed) 22.7.70 when crashed near Fetteh Gomoah, Gomoa District in Central Region, at approximate Coordinates: 5.282N 0.742W, 20 nautical miles from Accra, Ghana. All four persons on board were killed, but the AAIB Final report lists the fatalities as "Pilot - Peter John Faid (fatally injured)" plus "Three passengers - fatally injured" (who were not named).

"The helicopter was returning from the Signal Oil rig off the coast of Saltpond to Kotoka International Airport when the pilot experienced excessive vibration which he took to be engine trouble . This made him decide to make a precautionary landing on the coast. Before the landing could be accomplished a technical failure of the transmission gearbox occurred resulting in complete loss of control of the helicopter with fatal results to the pilot and passengers. The helicopter was wrecked but there was no fire."

Registration G-AVSV formally cancelled by CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 27.10.70

Sources:

1. AAIB Final Report: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f039ed915d13740002f3/2-1972_G-AVSV.pdf
2. CAA Registration: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AVSV.pdf
3. http://accragiuseppe.blogspot.com/2008/12/accra-airport-bristow-helicopter-agusta.html
4. G-AVSV at Redhill 8/9/1969: https://www.na3t.org/air/photo/LA01596-05
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomoa_District
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltpond_Oil_Field

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Nov-2011 19:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
15-Jul-2012 14:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2016 18:47 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2020 23:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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