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Report on the Serious Incident involving Pan African Airlines Nigeria Limited Bell 412-EP Helicopter Registration 5N-BFU at NNPC Housing Complex, Warri, Delta state, Nigeria On 16th April, 2010.

Report on the Serious Incident involving Pan African Airlines Nigeria Limited Bell 412-EP Helicopter Registration 5N-BFU at NNPC Housing Complex, Warri, Delta state, Nigeria On 16th April, 2010.

On the 16th of April 2010 at 0748hrs, Bristow/PAAN Helicopter with registration 5N-BFU departed Warri Terminal (WT) for Funiwa on a revenue flight, with eight passengers, and at 0847hrs picked up twelve passengers on the return leg to WT.

At 0946hrs, 5N-BFU departed WT for second flight of the day with twelve passengers. Few miles enroute Abiteye, the crew noticed an abnormal torque split on engine #2 with associated oscillation on engine #2 torque needle indicating 10%. This necessitated an air return. The crew returned to WT base for a snag assessment. On landing at WT, passengers disembarked and cargo was off-loaded. While the rotors were still running, Maintenance Engineer II boarded the aircraft for a test flight to assess the torque split and parameter indications. After the test flight, 5N-BFU returned to base at 1034hrs.

Report No: P AAN/2010/04/16/F
Operator: Pan African Airlines Nigeria Limited
Reg No: 5N-BFU
Aircraft Type: Bell 412 EPAccident
Date Released: March 16, 2016
Status: Final Report
Download: PDF

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