Helicopter was operating a scheduled passenger flight from the Miller Platform in the North Sea, to Aberdeen. Whilst cruising at 2,000 ft amsl, and some 50 minutes into the flight, there was a catastrophic failure of the helicopter’s Main Rotor Gearbox (MGB). The helicopter departed from cruise flight and shortly after this the main rotor and part of the epicyclic module separated from the fuselage. The helicopter then struck the surface of the sea with a high vertical speed. All on board – 2 crew and 14 passengers – died in the accident
At 50 feet, during the demonstration of Class B landing by the training captain, the helicopter experienced a sudden drop in height, hitting the ground nine metres short of the runway. There was no fatality, but damage to the nose wheels, the left main landing gear forward structure and the tail guard.
One person died and three others were critically injured when a helicopter on a chartered flight crashed near the southwestern Nigerian oil city of Warri. The helicopter was reported to be modifying its flight plan on account of bad weather in Port Harcourt before losing contact with air traffic controllers. It ran into high-tension power cables
Tail rotors contacted trees.
Date of accident not known and could have been any time between 2009 when the helicopter was delivered and February 2012 when the Panamanian military issued a tender for two new tail rotor blades