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
July 11, 2013
Reg
VH-EXU
Make
Sikorsky
Model
S76
MSN
760432
Location
Snapper Platform, Vic.
Country
Australia
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Esso-Australia
Link 1
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/aair/ao-2013-124.aspx

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