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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154926
Last updated: 15 January 2021
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Date:12-AUG-1981
Time:04:35 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Bristow Helicopters Limited
Registration: G-BIJF
C/n / msn: 31163
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:SE of Dunlin Alpha, East Shetland Basin, Northern North Sea -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Brent Bravo Offshore Installation
Destination airport:Dunlin Alpha Offshore Installation
Investigating agency: AIB
Narrative:
The loss of control of the aircraft was due to the commander disorientation while turning back in deteriorating conditions while attempting to fly in visual contact (VFR) with the sea at night. The aircraft was being flown single pilot. The passengers were not required by Shell to wear survival suits during inter-rig transfers and lifejackets were pooch type worn around the waist that needed to be donned. The last passenger to surface had been unable to open his seat belt buckle, was observed to be in a weak state and his lifejacket repeated slipped over his head. Other survivors held on to him until they became exhausted and lost their grip. He drifted off and was later found drowned. .

Sources:

1. https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/10-1982-bell-212-g-bijf-12-august-1981
2. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1983/1983
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=14410
4. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-BIJF.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2013 12:36 ryan Added
03-Jun-2013 02:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Nov-2013 15:50 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Jun-2014 21:09 TB Updated [Operator]
23-Oct-2015 18:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
17-Jan-2016 21:19 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Jul-2019 06:59 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]

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