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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186501
Last updated: 7 December 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:Aero Contractors
Registration: 5N-BBR
MSN: 6446
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -   Nigeria
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Crashed due to fracture of a tail rotor blade. The accident investigation revealed incidences of delamination in the blade and static overloading of the main spar. Eurocopter believes that the blade fracture occurred because, over a period of time, the blade experienced delamination that exceeded the maximum permitted area. The relevant type of blade was removed from service in compliance with Eurocopter Service Letter no. 1558-64-02, dated 13 May 2002. In addition, the interval between each “tapping test” was reduced in compliance with Eurocopter Alert Telex T.F.S. No. 77, dated 10 July 2002.

Sources: (see page 13)

Revision history:

17-Apr-2016 13:43 Aerossurance Added
17-Apr-2016 13:58 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Apr-2016 14:07 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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