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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231381
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:13-DEC-2019
Time:11:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic S92 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-92A
Owner/operator:CHC Scotia
Registration: G-WNSV
C/n / msn: 920057
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Northern North Sea, E of Sumburgh, Shetland Islands -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD)
Destination airport:Offshore Installation, North Sea
Narrative:
The aircraft experienced an inflight lightning strike and subsequent Pan-Pan (state of urgency) declaration en route to an offshore oil platform in the North Sea. The Sikorsky S-92 helicopter diverted to Sumburgh Airport (LSI/EGPB), Shetland, Scotland, having sustained unspecified damage and the seventeen occupants onboard (crew of two plus fifteen passengers) were not injured during the incident. The helicopter landed safely at Sumburgh at 12:10 pm

Sources:

1. https://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/19657/breaking-chc-helicopter-declares-emergency-and-turns-around-mid-flight/
2. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2019/12/13/helicopter-returns-to-sumburgh-after-being-struck-by-lightning/
3. https://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2019/12/14/passengers-safe-after-helicopter-lightning-strike
4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50785082
5. https://news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/offshore-helicopter-forced-to-land-after-lightning-strike/
6. https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5063830/shetland-helicopter-lightning-emergency-landing/
7. https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/1912607/emergency-declared-at-sumburgh-airport-after-helicopter-caught-up-in-lightning-strike/
8. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/helicopter-struck-lightning-coast-scotland-21091403


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Dec-2019 01:34 Geno Added
14-Dec-2019 13:00 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source]
15-Dec-2019 19:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2020 17:41 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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