Accident Sikorsky S-76A PK-PUC, 08 Mar 2000
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30231
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Time:c. 16:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-76A
Owner/operator:Pelita Air Service
Registration: PK-PUC
MSN: 760071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South China Sea -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kakap Natune offshore installation
Destination airport:Palau Matak Island
Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On March 8, 2000, at 0807 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC / 1607 local time) the helicopter departed Kakap Natune (an offshore installation north of the Island of Borneo) following the transfer of 9 passengers. At the time of the accident, there were two pilots and no passengers on board. The weather was reported as clear for the flight to Palau Matak Island. At 0823 UTC the flight's last radio transmission was a position report at checkpoint Kilo-2. The flight did not make a position report at Kilo-1 checkpoint, scheduled for 0838 UTC. A search and rescue helicopter departed at 0855 UTC and found wreckage on the water. Both pilots were fatally injured in the flight flown under visual flight rules and conducted under the authority of the Civil Aviation Authority, Indonesia.

Personnel and the wreckage were recovered from a water depth of 80 to 90 meters. Components, including the main gearbox and both engines, were transferred to a maintenance facility in Bandung, Indonesia, where engineering examinations were conducted under the authority of the Investigator-in-Charge (IIC), National Transportation Safety Center (NTSC), Indonesia. The IIC was assisted in the examinations by product safety and engineering personnel from Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut, and Rolls Royce, Indianapolis, Indiana. Subsequently, components were sent by NTSC to the United States, for engineering examinations at Sikorsky Aircraft, Rolls-Royce, and Honeywell.

The location of the accident was at 04 degrees 06.57 minutes north latitude, 106 degrees 05.27 minutes east latitude.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Jun-2010 12:22 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
14-Jun-2010 13:34 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
19-Apr-2012 09:09 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2015 12:40 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Aug-2015 12:42 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport]
23-Sep-2016 14:55 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2022 16:15 Anon. Updated [Registration]
21-Apr-2022 16:17 harro Updated [Source]

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