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Special Bulletin S6/2012 - EC225 LP Super Puma, G-CHCN

Date of occurrence: 22 October 2012

Summary:
The crew of the helicopter carried out a controlled ditching following indications of a failure of the main gearbox (MGB) lubrication system and, subsequently, a warning indicating failure of the emergency lubrication system. All passengers and crew evacuated the helicopter and were subsequently rescued without injury.

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Report name:
S6/2012 G-CHCN
Registration:
G-CHCN
Type:
EC225 LP Super Puma
Location:
In the North Sea, approximately 32 nm southwest of Sumburgh, Shetland Islands
Date of occurrence:
22 October 2012
Category:
Commercial Air Transport - Rotorcraft
Summary:
The crew of the helicopter carried out a controlled ditching following indications of a failure of the main gearbox (MGB) lubrication system and, subsequently, a warning indicating failure of the emergency lubrication system. All passengers and crew evacuated the helicopter and were subsequently rescued without injury.
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