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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON ACCIDENT INVOLVING SIKORSKY S-76C++ HELICOPTER BELONGING TO BRISTOW HELICOPTERS NIGERIA LIMITED WITH REGISTRATION 5N-BQJ WHICH OCCURED AT ABOUT 75 NM TO LAGOS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ON THE 3RD OF FEBRUARY, 2016.

PRELIMINARY REPORT ON ACCIDENT INVOLVING SIKORSKY S-76C++ HELICOPTER BELONGING TO BRISTOW HELICOPTERS NIGERIA LIMITED WITH REGISTRATION 5N-BQJ WHICH OCCURED AT ABOUT 75 NM TO LAGOS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ON THE 3RD OF FEBRUARY, 2016.

5N-BQJ, Sikorsky S-76C++ aircraft, a domestic chartered flight operated by Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited, departed Lagos on the 3rd of February 2016, for ERHA FPSO (Floating Production Storage Off-loading). Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) flight plan was filed. Two flight crew members and nine passengers were on the outbound trip that was almost uneventful. The captain was in command as the pilot flying (PF), upon landing in ERHA (Off Shore Platform location) a passenger onboard seated in the middle row complained about perceiving a burning smell; although, the flight crew did not perceive any smell. The PF had a word with the passenger and went back to check the internal and external of the aircraft for smell, the check result was negative. However, the crew reported that Digital Auto Flight Control System (DAFCS) and TRIM FAIL lights illuminated twice and were reset on the outboard leg to ERHA FPSO.

Report No: Preliminary Report
Operator: Bristow Helicopters Nig. Ltd
Reg No: 5N-BQJ
Aircraft Type: Sikorsky S-76C++Accident
Date Released: March 16, 2016
Status: Preliminary Report
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