PHI S-76 very lucky

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This PHI Sikorsky S-76 is that close from being over the side of this Gulf of Mexico rig. Circumstances are unclear due to a curious lack of public data. Larger original pictures here and PPrune discussion here. Leave a comment if you know more.






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2 Responses to PHI S-76 very lucky

  1. Kieran Daly May 16, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    And here is what seems to be the FAA preliminary incident notification. Factually accurate I suppose but you may feel that it doesn’t entirely capture the reality of the matter!

    IDENTIFICATION
    Regis#: N792P Make/Model: SK76 Description: SIKORSKY
    Date: 03/24/2009 Time: 1635

    Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
    Damage: Minor

    LOCATION
    City: OIL RIG State: LA Country: US

    DESCRIPTION
    THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED DURING LANDING TO AN OFFSHORE PLATFORM, CREW
    REPORTED TURBULENT CONDITIONS DURING THE FINAL STAGE OF LANDING.

    INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
    # Crew: 2 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
    # Pass: 8 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
    # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

    WEATHER: UNK

    OTHER DATA
    Activity: Business Phase: Landing Operation: OTHER

    FAA FSDO: BATON ROUGE, LA (SW03) Entry date: 04/03/2009

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