- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 16 December 2014
- Date of occurrence:
- 23 August 2013
- Aircraft category:
- Commercial - rotorcraft
- Report type:
- Special bulletin
- Aircraft type:
- AS332 L2 Super Puma
- Approximately 1.5 nm west of Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands
Investigation update to the accident on 23 August 2013, approximately 1.5 nm west of Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands
At 1717 hrs UTC on 23 August 2013, an AS332 L2 Super Puma helicopter, with 18 persons on board, crashed into the sea whilst on approach to Sumburgh Airport in the Shetland Islands. Four of the passengers did not survive.
AAIB Special Bulletins S6/2013 and S7/2013 were published to provide initial information on the circumstances of the accident. This Special Bulletin is published to highlight a safety concern relating to pre-flight safety briefings, given to passengers, on the functionality of emergency equipment provided to them for UK North Sea offshore helicopter flights.
Published: 16 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 23 August 2013