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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190810
 
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Date:11-JUN-2013
Time:08:43 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-76C
Owner/operator:Esso Australia
Registration: VH-EXU
MSN: 700432
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Snapper Offshore Installation, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Snapper Offshore Installation, VIC
Destination airport:Longford, VIC
Narrative:
Engine failure during take off (HPT2 blade failure). The helicopter descended rapidly toward the surface of the water. The crew controlled the helicopter and secured the failed engine. In addition, in response to a right engine fire warning, the crew discharged fire extinguisher agent into the right engine compartment. A positive rate of climb was established and the helicopter was flown away before being escorted back to Longford by other company helicopters for a single-engine landing.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/aair/ao-2013-124/


Revision history:

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22-Oct-2016 16:52 Aerossurance Added

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