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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33292
 
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Date:21-MAR-1980
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-76A
Owner/operator:Votec Servicios Aereos Regionals
Registration: PT-HKB
MSN: 760008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:off Macať, RJ -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into sea during an offshore oil & gas flight after a main rotor spindle failure (a fatigue failure that had propagated from the first thread at the inboard end). Spindle TSN 650 FH.

G-BGXY suffered a spindle failure 12 Mar 1981 prior to maintenance instructions for a dimensional check being issued after the accident to PT-HKB.

Sources:

World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
WAAS
https://www.ntsb.gov/about/employment/_layouts/ntsb.recsearch/Recommendation.aspx?Rec=A-80-032
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.recsearch/Recommendation.aspx?Rec=A-80-033
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.recsearch/Recommendation.aspx?Rec=A-80-034
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=31902

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-80-32 issued 24 April 1980 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-80-33 issued 24 April 1980 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-80-34 issued 24 April 1980 by NTSB to FAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Jun-2010 08:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2010 13:22 TB Updated [Location]
28-Mar-2016 17:46 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2016 18:25 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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