AAIB issues Special Report on latest EC225 ditching

AAIB issues Special Report on latest EC225 ditching

29-Nov-2012 Source: AAIB

Report name: S7/2012 – EC225 LP Super Puma, G-CHCN

Registration: G-CHCN
Type: EC225 LP Super Puma
Location: In the North Sea, approximately 32 nm southwest of Sumburgh, Shetland Islands
Date of occurrence: 22 October 2012
Category: Commercial Air Transport – Rotorcraft

This Special Bulletin contains information on the progress of the investigation into identifying the cause of the 360º circumferential crack in the bevel gear vertical shaft on G-CHCN (AAIB Special Bulletin S6/2012). It also compares the findings with those recorded previously on another EC225 LP accident involving a similar failure on G-REDW on 10 May 2012 (AAIB Special Bulletin S3/2012) and provides a further update on the investigation into both accidents.

The Chief Inspector of Air Accidents has ordered that the investigations into the accident to G-REDW on 10 May 2012 and to G-CHCN on 22 October 2012 be combined, and to publish an Inspector’s Investigation Report.

Download report:  PDF icon S7-2012 G-CHCN.pdf (3,643.21 kb)

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