Accident AgustaWestland AW139 A7-GHC, Tuesday 25 August 2009
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Date:Tuesday 25 August 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic A139 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
AgustaWestland AW139
Owner/operator:Gulf Helicopters
Registration: A7-GHC
MSN: 31225
Year of manufacture:2008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Doha -   Qatar
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Doha
Destination airport:Offshore installation
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Tail boom failure on ground when the aircraft turned during taxi.

The incident prompted AW to issue an Alert Service Bulletin outlining one off and then repetitive inspections for the AW139’s composite (nomex honeycomb) tail boom. Subsequently a new (aluminium honeycomb) tail boom was introduced.


Revision history:

19-Dec-2012 04:36 TB Added
28-Jul-2016 12:21 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jul-2017 07:14 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
01-Oct-2019 17:23 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source]

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