PRELIMINARY REPORT ON ACCIDENT INVOLVING SIKORSKY S-76C+ HELICOPTER BELONGING TO BRISTOW HELICOPTERS NIGERIA LIMITED WITH REGISTRATION 5N-BGD WHICH OCCURED AT OWORONSHOKI AREA OF LAGOS ON THE 12TH OF AUGUST, 2015.
On 12th August, about 1531hrs, 5N-BGD, Sikorsky S-76C+, a domestic chartered flight operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd (Nigeria), crashed into the Lagoon at Oworonshoki area of Lagos. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a VFR flight plan was filed. The two flight crewmembers and four of the ten passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed and there was no fire.
The departure point was an offshore oil rig (SEDCO Express) and the destination was Murtala Muhammed Airport (DNMM), Lagos.
Report No: Preliminary Report
Operator: Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited
Reg No: 5N-BGD
Aircraft Type: Sikorsky S-76C+Accident
Date Released: September 21, 2015
Status: Preliminary Report