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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150828
 
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Date:22-NOV-2012
Time:13:10 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 355F Twin Star
Owner/operator:Pioneer Caribbean Logistics Ltd.
Registration: C6-APV
MSN: 5191
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Bakers Bay Resort, Great Guana Cay, North Abaco -   Bahamas
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:MHH/MYAM
Destination airport:Baker's Bay Resort
Investigating agency: BAID
Narrative:
One person was killed and three others seriously injured, when a helicopter crashed at Great Guana Cay, North Abaco, Bahamas. The pilot attempted to land at Baker´s Bay, when a wind gust forced the helicopter to crash.

PROBABLE CAUSE
The probable cause of this accident has been determined as pilot error due to poor decision making and loss of situational awareness while attempting to land a helicopter in an uncertified landing zone with wind conditions exceeding the capabilities of the helicopter.

Sources:

http://wgme.com/template/inews_wire/wires.international/27adbf31-www.wgme.com.shtml
http://www.tribune242.com/news/2012/nov/22/breaking-news-one-dead-four-injured-helicopter-cra/
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2012/2012.semaine.47.pdf
https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20121123X80901&key=1
https://www.caribjournal.com/2012/11/26/bahamas-releases-preliminary-report-on-abaco-helicopter-crash/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/22/helicopter-crash-bahamas-bakers-bay-jeffrey-soffer-fontainebleau_n_2176451.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-soffer-sued-over-helicopter-crash-2013-12
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/25/us-bahamas-helicopter-crash-idUSKBN0GP1ZT20140825
https://jetwashphotos.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/c6-apv-aerospatiale-as355f1-ecureuil-ii-nas/
https://6f0351cf-8d71-43fe-8c35-5f33d1ae82bf.filesusr.com/ugd/fbeb16_60183677af81472c8d744d0021321738.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: BAID
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Nov-2012 23:08 Alpine Flight Added
27-Nov-2012 07:29 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Destination airport, Source]
29-Nov-2012 09:15 Geno Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
26-Aug-2014 09:19 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
09-May-2020 07:35 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-May-2020 07:35 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]
09-May-2020 07:36 harro Updated [Operator, Accident report, ]

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