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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153920
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EC20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
Owner/operator:Heli Team Bedarfsflug/Cyprus Helicopters
Registration: OE-XKK
MSN: 1026
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Paphos Airport, Paphos -   Cyprus
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Paphos Airport, Paphos, Cyprus (PFO/LCPH)
Destination airport:Polis, Chrysochous Bay,, Cyprus
After take-off from Paphos, while the helicopter was climbing through 50 metres, there were two 'loud bangs' and the its engine reportedly failed. The pilot subsequently made a 'sharp' right turn to avoid hitting the airport boundary fence and the helicopter touched down hard in a field. The helicopter was operating a flight to Polis.

The initial inspection of the engine apparently found evidence of an oil leak. The report also noted that the engine 'had a history of vibrations and oil leaks.'



Revision history:

09-Mar-2013 13:07 TB Added
01-Aug-2016 22:33 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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