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Emerald Pacific Airlines Bell-206B3 Occurrence Initial Report


Publication Date 2014-12-22
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On December 18, 2014, at 1540 Taipei local time (0740 UTC), Emerald  Pacific Airlines, a Bell 206B3 helicopter, bearing registration B-31019, was loss of engine power during washing insulators of power cables and forced landing at grass field which is about 25 metters away from the power tower. The B-31019 departed with 1 pilot and 1 hydraulic nozzle operator aboard, both  of the 2 members were suffered minor injuries. The helicopter was suffered substantial damage with landing gears broken and tail boom bent.

The Aviation Safety Council (ASC) after receiving the notification, immediately launched an on-scene team to collect the on-site data and evidence. The on-scene team completed initial interviews to the pilot and people related to the occurrence, site survey and helicopter damage inspection. ASC has determined the event is an aviation occurrence defined by the “Aviation Occurrence Act”. The Investigator-In-Charge has been assigned to this investigation. 

Further information of the occurrence will be published after the completion of the factual information report. 

Sherry Liu, Engineer
Tel: 89127388-330
Email:sherry@asc.gov.tw

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