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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70705
 
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Date:02-FEB-1966
Time:14:23 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S61 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-61N
Owner/operator:Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
Registration: AP-AOC
MSN: 61225
Fatalities:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 24
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Faridpur, East Pakistan -   Bangladesh
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dacca (14:03)
Destination airport:Faridpur
Narrative:
Crashed. There were 3 crew members and 21 passengers aboard the helicopter. One passenger (A. Mannan) survived. A Main Gearbox oil leak occurred sometime before 14:19 from an external pipe as the oil loss was visible to the survivor. The aircraft did hit a vulture 3.75 miles from its destination but continued unaffected. When in the circuit at 14.23 the MGB failed and the aircraft crashed.

Sources:

World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
Hamburger Abendblatt 3.2.1966
http://www.aparm.net/ap-aaa_ap-azz/ap-aoa_ap-aoz/ap-aoc.htm
http://www.antonakis.co.uk/registers/Pakistan.txt
WAAS / ICAO Accident Digest No 18 Vol 1
La Nacion 4 February 1966, p83


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Dec-2009 10:05 TB Added
28-Dec-2009 10:19 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2009 09:10 TB Updated [Phase, Narrative]
28-Apr-2011 15:32 TB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Dec-2012 10:24 TB Updated [Operator, Source]
04-Jan-2013 19:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2014 17:21 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
30-Jul-2016 16:32 Anon. Updated [Location]
30-Jul-2016 16:33 harro Updated [Country]
17-Dec-2016 19:34 TB Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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