7-Jun-2021 Source: HeliHub.com
A newly delivered AW139 had an accident during a night training flight last week which will likely lead to the aircraft being declared a write-off.
Delivered new from the US production line in Philadelphia, PR-OTF was ferried between 10 and 17 April through to the Omni base at Macapa in north-east Brazil. A week later, and after transferring from its US test registration to its local and final identity, it was then ferried again through to Jacarepagua on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro to start its operational life, finally arriving there 29th April.
The aircraft’s first revenue flight was 21st May. It’s last was on Wednesday 2nd June when a night training flight resulted in the helicopter on its side on the helideck of oil platform “Ocean Courage SS75”.
Brazilian Navy photo