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Report on the Accident involving Gitto Construczioni Generali Nigeria Limited Bell 407 Helicopter Registered 5N-BIC at Uyo Airport, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria On 21st October, 2009

Report on the Accident involving Gitto Construczioni Generali Nigeria Limited Bell 407 Helicopter Registered 5N-BIC at Uyo Airport, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria On 21st October, 2009

The Bell 407 helicopter registered 5N-BIC operated from Abuja to Calabar on the 20th of October 2009. On the 21st of October 2009, 5N-BIC departed Calabar for Port Harcourt on a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) positioning flight at about 1230hrs with the Pilot and an Engineer on board. A few minutes into the flight, the Pilot reported noticing chip detector indication of the transmission system in the cockpit. The pilot reported that a radio call was made to Eket ATC of the intention to divert to Uyo due technical. On landing at Gitto construction site, Uyo; the Maintenance Engineer reported that a check was carried out on three chip detector plugs on the transmission but no metal chips were discovered. The plugs were inspected, cleaned, reinstalled and followed with ground run.

Report No: GITTO/2009/10/21/F
Operator: Gitto Construczioni Generali Nigeria Lim…
Reg No: 5N–BIC
Aircraft Type: Bell 407 HelicopterAccident
Date Released: November 29, 2017
Status: Final Report
Download: PDF

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