11-Jul-13 VH-EXU Sikorsky S76C Snapper platform, Australia

During the early stages of take-off from the Snapper offshore platform, Bass Strait, one of the helicopter’s engines failed, resulting in a descent to approximately 30 feet above the water. The crew subsequently arrested the descent and stabilised the helicopter, before climbing to a safe alititude on the remaining engine. The helicopter was diverted to Longford aerodrome, Victoria, where a safe one-engine-inoperative landing was conducted.

Date:
11 July, 2013
Reg:
VH-EXU
Make:
Sikorsky
Model:
S76
MSN:
760432
Location:
Snapper Platform, Vic.
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Esso-Australia
Link:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/aair/ao-2013-124.aspx

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