Accident AgustaWestland AW139 B516, Wednesday 23 February 2011
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Date:Wednesday 23 February 2011
Time:c. 20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A139 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
AgustaWestland AW139
Owner/operator:South Korean Coast Guard
Registration: B516
MSN: 31264
Year of manufacture:2009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:ca 93 km W of Jeju -   South Korea
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Coast Guard ship 1502
Destination airport:Jeju International Airport
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed into sea at night on SAR mission shortly after entry into service.
According to officials at Jeju Coast Guard, its rescuers have confirmed the whereabouts of the helicopter's, which sank about 70 meters underwater at a location about 93 km west of the city of Jeju.
On March 12, the aircraft is salvaged from the sea and sent to the Jeju Coast guard base. The MPFR recorder was sent to UK AAIB for data recovery.

On 16 January, 2012, the aircraft accident commission determined that the probable cause of this accident is spatial disorientation of the flight crew shortly after takeoff.


Revision history:

24-Feb-2011 02:58 gerard57 Added
24-Feb-2011 04:45 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities]
25-Feb-2011 03:36 Anon. Updated [Nature, Source]
01-Mar-2011 14:49 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2013 08:57 TB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2013 09:27 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
30-Jan-2013 09:29 TB Updated [Departure airport]
30-Jan-2013 10:23 TB Updated [Source]
13-Mar-2015 16:02 TB Updated [Registration]
09-Jun-2018 19:47 Anon. Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport]
09-Jun-2018 19:47 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
10-Jun-2018 06:05 Anon. Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport]
10-Jun-2018 08:54 Anon. Updated [Time]
15-May-2021 17:24 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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