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Report on the Accident to AERO CONTRACTORS NIGERIA LIMITED AS 365 N2 Registration 5N-BJF at Bonny Airstrip, Bayelsa State, Nigeria On 24 March 2008

Report on the Accident to AERO CONTRACTORS NIGERIA LIMITED AS 365 N2 Registration 5N-BJF at Bonny Airstrip, Bayelsa State, Nigeria On 24 March 2008

Daulphin 365, 5N-BJF was flown out of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base, Port Harcourt on Monday the 24th of March, 2008 on a training flight to Bonny Airstrip.On arrival in Bonny, training exercise on engine failure in hover before take-off decision point (TDP) and after TDP was performed. The Captain in preparation to demonstrate Class B landing on the runway, turned final two miles from Runway 28. On Short final, he noticed a sudden drop of the helicopter about 50 feet from the ground. The sink rate was unusual and the helicopter hit the ground nine meters short of the runway threshold. The helicopter finally stopped 10 meters on the runway with the nose wheel, left main landing gear forward structure and the tail guard damaged.

Report No: AIB/AERO/2008/03/24/F
Operator: Aero Contractors Nigeria Ltd
Reg No: 5N-BJF
Aircraft Type: Daulphin AS 365 N2Accident
Date Released: February 15, 2013
Status: Final Report
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