Incident Airbus Helicopters H145 N376AH, Wednesday 6 November 2019
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Date:Wednesday 6 November 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus Helicopters H145
Owner/operator:Saudi Aramco Aviation
Registration: N376AH
MSN: 20239
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Ras Tanajib -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AIB Saudi Arabia
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The AIB determined that the causal factor for this air proximity occurrence to be the pilot’s decision to rapidly lower the collective to the full down position as soon as the aircraft started to porpoise coupled with an excessive cyclic input in the forward direction during set down. Furthermore, the pilot’s unfamiliarity with the proper corrective (escape) procedures pertinent to the collective bounce phenomenon he encountered during the set down as a contributory factor.

During the course of the investigation, Saudi Aramco issued several safety actions to prevent reoccurrences, these actions include Initial and Recurrent training, Route checks and Safety Reporting.


Saudi AIB


Revision history:

25-Dec-2021 22:37 Captain Adam Added
11-Jul-2022 02:04 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Narrative]
30-Sep-2022 19:16 harro Updated [Date, Time, Location, Source]

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