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Old 17th Aug 2011, 23:46
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Chinese AW139 Missing !!!

August 17th, 2011 an AW139 aircraft went missing into a reservoir in a

northern suburb of Beijing (China), with five people aboard.
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Actually looks like a Beijing Municipal Public Safety Bureau CA109 (AW109E Power). Two confirmed fatalities, two missing at time of last report.

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9 o'clock yesterday morning, Beijing police police helicopter search and rescue training at the end of the return voyage the mountains, fell in the Miyun Reservoir, the machine fell into the water on the five crew members, one police officer were rescued, no life-threatening, the current search and rescue work is still for the cause of the accident of unknown origin.
Police helicopter crashed reservoir

Beijing police, yesterday morning, a police helicopter search and rescue training at the end of the return voyage, fall Miyun Reservoir. Machine fell into the water on the five crew members, has put on a person, not life-threatening.

It is understood that the recent fall of the helicopter for frequent rainstorms, there officers trapped in the outer suburbs, etc(Free Paper: Free News, China News, U.S. News, Provides newspaper for all industries)., in Miyun mountain search and rescue training. 9:12 After training, three police helicopters began to return, flying by Miyun Reservoir, one of a type Agusta A109E helicopter for police use, not the old Tun Huangtukan fell near the village of Miyun reservoir.

After the incident, Beijing Party Secretary Liu Qi, Mayor Guo Jinlong instructions make every effort to rescue, search and rescue crew.

Municipal Committee, Municipal Public Security Bureau Fu Cheng-hua, Vice Mayor Liu Qi and other leaders rushed to the scene, the mobilization of public security, transportation, health and Miyun county government and other relevant departments to promptly carry out rescue and incident handling.

Hovering at low altitude before falling

Yesterday afternoon, the scene of the water has been calm, while several boats on the water is still searching.

Witnesses Wang (of the name, time of the incident they are fishing in the Miyun Reservoir, the East coast, west of the reservoir had circled three aircraft, 0930, of which a flying start to their head, circled clockwise two laps and a half, flying very low, only about 20 meters from the ground(News News Free Paper: Free News, China News, U.S. News, Provides newspaper for all industries). Subsequently, the aircraft began to fly drive west, to rise again when more than 100 meters lower altitude.

According Huangtukancun a village, he saw the helicopter flying from west to east, but then did not see the helicopter and then fly back.

That is performing the action of anglers who found the aircraft until the 'slow' headlong into the water only find that 'bad.' Spray until the fall, people began to shout, 'aircraft fell in the water!'

A crew rescued

It is understood that falling lake type Agusta A109E helicopter for police use, under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau police aviation corps, a total of five time of the incident plane. After the incident, one member was rescued by nearby vessels, was immediately sent to the Miyun County People's Hospital where doctors confirmed that no life-threatening.

Currently, the departmental search and rescue search and rescue teams are still trouble the waters.

According to local villagers, said the helicopter crashed at about 1.5 km from the shore waters, where depth of 30 meters.

Police said after the special police dive team and equipment are in place, is trying to rescue. Cause of the accident is under investigation.

Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau to the relevant parties, the crash did not affect the water quality of Miyun Reservoir.
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A rescue vessel searches crew members in the water of Miyun reservoir in Miyun, a northern suburb of Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 17, 2011. [Photo: Xinhua]

Four people are missing after a police helicopter crashed into a reservoir in a northern suburb of Beijing on Wednesday morning, Beijing police said.

Five crew members were aboard the helicopter that was returning from a rescue drill above the mountainous region of Miyun County that ended at 9:12 a.m., the Beijing police said in a statement.

As of 1:30 p.m., one crew member has been saved while the rescue of four others is still under way, according to the statement.
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 01:23
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Actually AgustaWestland sent out a letter confirming it was a AW139.
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Thanks the correction. In which case the aircraft involved is:



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I just found this in another forum:

Quoted from August letter to Customers:

"The purpose of this letter is to inform that on the morning of August 17th, 2011 an AW139 aircraft went missing into a reservoir in a northern suburb of Beijing (China), with five people aboard.

Search and rescue activities looking for the helicopter were started immediately.

AugustaWestland is working closely with the Operator and the relevant Authorities involved to support the investigation of the event."
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Any idea what the cause was? Chinese media have been very quiet about it as normal.
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Anything more on this event?

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When are the AW139 fleet going be grounded as 5 accidents aready this year and only Brazil fleet on the ground?
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Question

haven't seen anything in the media for a long while about this accident. Anyone out there heard any more?
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ES, maybe because Chinese aircraft accident investigation ain't so open and public as we're used to 'in the West'? Interested to see some preliminary report, too.
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