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Yet another AW139 tail incident at Gulf helis

Old 2nd May 2011, 06:21
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Exclamation Yet another AW139 tail incident at Gulf helis

this morning, 02/05/11 - tail rotor gearbox comes off a AW139 on the apron pre-flight

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Old 2nd May 2011, 08:25
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Would someone 'in the know' be able to indicate how many tail-rotor related AW139 incidents have occurred to-date and whether these have any commonality?

I would be most grateful.

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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:14
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Really? Do you have any photos?
It's the second Gulf helicopter that has problems with the tail, and the second AW139 that loose the tail rotor gearbox (the other accidents was in Honk Kong).
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Old 2nd May 2011, 11:19
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Was it another tail boom failure while taxiing, or a tail-rotor failure with the resulting T/R gearbox ripping out? Agusta will announce that "a bird could have flown into it" any time now.
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That is unecessary

The AB139 is a major leap forward in safety and has yet to be involved in a fatal accident (at least with a pilot at the controls)
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how many tail-rotor related AW139 incidents have occurred to-date
this can be only second one, no more....

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Old 2nd May 2011, 13:25
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ok, probably (and I underline Probably!) in the one's come down in June 2008 in Abu Dhabi had no pilot at the controls (it seems that Sheikh Nasser Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the brother of the Emirates president, was the pilot when the accident occurs), but what about the SASEMAR accident in January 2010?
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SAFETY?

SHELL MANAGEMENT,
Don't confuse the absence of an accident with safe operations.
It's in your own SMS documents.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 13:29
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The only thing that fell off the Spanish aircraft was the crewman I believe.
I hope he is recovering well from that tragic ordeal
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Old 2nd May 2011, 14:00
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another AW139 incident DOHA

As serious incident happened this morning (2nd May) involving a Gulf Helicopters AW 139 operating for Qatar Petroleum. The details are sketchy at present, but it appears to have been a failure of the tail boom in the region of the tail rotor whilst the aircraft was taxying – the aircraft caught fire, but there were no reports of casualties. The Qatar CAA has grounded all AW 139 in country.
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Any Pictures or Further Information on GH tail failure this morning?

Does anyone have any pictures of the tailrotor gearbox failure of the heli?

Again they were very lucky the tailboom failed during taxi.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 14:16
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Aircraft hadn't moved.....
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Old 2nd May 2011, 15:28
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What about all incidents involving everything aft of the exhausts?


A7-GHC: Gulf Helicopters - 25th August 2009 Doha, Qatar.


B-MHJ: Sky Shuttle Helicopters - 3rd July 2010, Hong Kong

Is is just these two incidents?

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Old 2nd May 2011, 16:02
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From what I've read and the pictures I've seen about this new incident, seems to be something totally different from the previous incidents, the tailboom is in place!.
The helicopter wasn't even taxiing!

Good luck and bad luck at the same moment for Gulf...

I hope to be able to share the pictures.

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Old 2nd May 2011, 17:43
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Exclamation AW139 Tail rotor & TGB detachment

to add on this one the tailboom is the upgrated type!!!!!!???????????
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Old 2nd May 2011, 18:15
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one picture...

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Old 2nd May 2011, 18:29
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Aser thanks for this image. Seems as if Gulf Helicopters now have a 'procedure' in place for concealing the aircraft registration and company name as soon as 'something' happens!

The tailfin seems burnt!

Still an 'aft of exhaust' incident.

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Old 2nd May 2011, 18:33
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Let's just hang in until some cool info is posted.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 19:11
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Aftermath

You want pics ?


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