Accident Eurocopter EC 135T2 JA37NH,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 308846
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Date:Thursday 2 March 2023
Time:10:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 135T2
Owner/operator:All Nippon Helicopter
Registration: JA37NH
MSN: 0397
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Okayama Airport (OKJ/RJOB) -   Japan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Hiroshima International Airport (HIJ/RJOA)
Destination airport:Okayama Airport (OKJ/RJOB)
Investigating agency: JTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An Eurocopter EC135T2 performing aerial photography for NHK made a refueling landing at Okayama Airport when the helicopter landed hard on the apron and was substantially damaged. Spread debris forced to close the spot 1.
Onboard cameraman sustained minor injuries of abrasion on his left hand.
Gusty wind may be a factor.
JCAB rated this occurrence as an accident next day and JTSB launched an investigation.

NOTAM which tells closure of spot 1:
(0017/23 NOTAMR 0016/23
A)RJOB B)2303020837 C)2303101300EST

METAR around the accident time (0140UTC):
RJOB 020100Z 32009G19KT 270V030 9999 FEW020 SCT035 07/M01 Q1019
RJOB 020200Z 30014G31KT 250V360 9999 FEW020 08/M02 Q1019



Revision history:

18-Dec-2023 12:15 harro Updated [Other fatalities]

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