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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121302
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 365N2 Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Taiwan National Police (NPA)
Registration: AP018
MSN: 6441
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tsengwen River, Tainan -   Taiwan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Crashed into river during rescue exercise, when no 1 engine lost power while hovering at 50ft. The helicopter put its tail rotor in the water for a short moment before climbing again to about 20ft and then started rotating to the left. After little more than one revolution, the helicopter dropped into the sea and rolled over on its right side. All tail rotor blades were broken off close to the hub during this accident.

The co-pilot died from injuries.


2. Air Forces Monthly, November 2000, p75
4. (see page 14)


Photo of AP018 courtesy

Chiayi (RCKU / CYI)
17 August 2000; (c) Fred Willemsen

Revision history:

24-Mar-2011 16:48 TB Added
19-Dec-2012 09:36 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
25-Jan-2013 09:51 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
15-May-2013 18:24 TB Updated [Source]
17-Apr-2016 14:07 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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