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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122970
Last updated: 22 January 2022
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Date:16-NOV-2007
Time:afternoon
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350
Owner/operator:Wild Dog Helicopters
Registration: ZS-REO
MSN: 4171
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Approximately 80km from the Alto Cuilo Camp -   Angola
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Alto Cuilo, Angola
Narrative:
Late yesterday afternoon (Friday 16 November 2007), two helicopters struck bad weather as they were transporting personnel to the Alto Cuilo Camp. Both helicopters were forced to land. When the weather cleared the helicopters took off again. Shortly thereafter communication between the two helicopters was lost. The first helicopter tried to re-establish communication with the second, and when it was not able to do so, returned to the agreed rendezvous point where they had taken off after the storm. The second helicopter remained there overnight and at daybreak this morning, the search commenced. The wreckage of the second helicopter was located. Tragically, none of the passengers had survived the crash.


Sources:

1. http://www.bhpbilliton.com/bb/investorsMedia/news/2007/fatalHelicopterCrashInAngola.jsp
2. https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/300936-accident-angola-friday.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BHP_Billiton#Accidents
4. https://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=af60OwUCJix8


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jun-2011 13:55 gerad57 Added
11-Jun-2011 06:40 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
30-Jun-2014 00:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2014 20:57 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]
19-Feb-2021 14:28 Wayne Updated [Registration, Cn]

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