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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166071
Last updated: 21 October 2021
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Date:08-MAY-2014
Time:c. 13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 365N Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Volta River Aviation
Registration: TU-HAA
MSN: 6220
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:West Cape Three Points, 20 mi off Takoradi -   Ghana
Phase: En route
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Takoradi Airport (12:57)
Destination airport:GSF Jack Ryan oil rig (13:10)
Investigating agency: BEA Côte d’Ivoire
Narrative:
A helicopter has crashed into the deep waters around the West Cape Three Points off the coast of Ghana. Two pilots and six oil workers were on board. Four were rescued and four died. The helicopter was chartered by Lukoil.

On 16 October 2014, the five-member investigative committee, chaired by Captain Victor Opoku, submitted its 87 page report to the Minister of Transport, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, in Accra.

It is reported that the committee identified:

...that a leakage from a pipe at the rear side of the helicopter had drained oil onto the hot engine.

The fire which preceded the crash, Captain Opoku said, had caused substantial damage to the aircraft and, therefore, prevented the pilots from taking certain actions to save the situation.

Sources:

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=308689
http://m.peacefmonline.com/pages/local/news/201405/198863.php
http://aerossurance.com/news/offshore-helicopter-accident-ghana-8-may-2014-the-importance-of-emergency-response/
https://www.modernghana.com/news/540027/1/four-dead-one-missing-in-chopper-crash-in-western-.html
http://news.trust.org//item/20140508202454-j9b3s/?source=jtTheWire
http://news.peacefmonline.com/pages/news/201405/198863.php
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=308873
https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/takoradi-helicopter-crash-committee-presents-report.html
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=330773
http://ghanaoilwatch.org/ghana-oil-and-gas-news/3559-helicopter-caught-fire-before-crashing
http://moa.gov.gh/wp-content/plugins/download-attachments/includes/download.php?id=726

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA Côte d’Ivoire
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-May-2014 17:57 gerard57 Added
08-May-2014 18:02 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-May-2014 18:36 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-May-2014 07:57 gerard57 Updated [Destination airport, Source]
09-May-2014 08:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
10-May-2014 14:14 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Source]
10-May-2014 15:30 gerard57 Updated [Registration]
11-May-2014 18:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Aug-2014 20:31 Aerossurance Updated [Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2015 15:51 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
04-Apr-2015 15:31 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Sep-2015 08:29 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
04-Oct-2015 16:04 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2015 16:17 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
04-Jan-2020 17:48 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
14-Apr-2020 19:42 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
08-May-2021 09:47 Aerossurance Updated [Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]

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