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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199397
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Time:09:08 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec 162F
Registration: LN-OAF
MSN: 6208
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Volda -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ørsta-Volda Airport Hovden (ENOV)
Destination airport:Masdal
Investigating agency: AIBN
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot used the helicopter in connection with his work and was on his way from Ørsta-Volda Airport Hovden (ENOV) to Masdal near Førde. At 3,000 ft, approx. 12 minutes after departure, the commander smelled coolant. At the same time he saw that the water temperature had risen to 200F (93°C) and that it was on its way to the red area on the instrument (215F).
The engine's oil pressure was also slightly lower than normal, and he heard a sound reminiscent of a serious bearing failure. He decided to turn around to return to Hovden. As he was about to take the helicopter out of the turn, it continued to turn uncontrollably to the left and began to "wag" its tail. When the pilot lowered the collective and switched to autorotation, the helicopter became directionally stable again.
It rolled over after touching down.


Flynytt 1/2004, p67
SHT 2006-17

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-Sep-2017 12:13 TB Added
06-Sep-2017 18:31 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
13-Jan-2022 15:42 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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