Accident Bell 212 G-BARJ, Saturday 24 December 1983
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Date:Saturday 24 December 1983
Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 212
Owner/operator:British Executive Air Services
Registration: G-BARJ
MSN: 30653
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Brent Charlie Oil Field, North Sea, 116 miles NE of Lerwick, Shetland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:North Sea, Brent Charlie Oil Field
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AIB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Written off (destroyed) 24/12/1983 when crashed into the North Sea in the Brent Oil Field near the stand-by vessel (the MV "Huddersfield Town") during winching practice. The hook of the winch got caught up in the ships rail, causing the helicopter to go out of control and crash into the sea alongside the vessel. Both crew were rescued, having sustained cuts and bruises.

The wreckage was recovered and examined by the AAIB. As confirmed in the AAIB report, the aircraft was "destroyed", and the registration G-BARJ was cancelled by the CAA on 19/3/1984 as "destroyed"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
06-Jun-2014 18:04 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Jun-2014 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2014 17:30 TB Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2015 22:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Nov-2015 22:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
20-Jan-2016 20:40 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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