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Figure 1. Final flight path of the helicopter relative to the fishing lodge and floating helipad

Google earth image on which is superimposed the helicopter flight path relative to the fishing lodge and the floating helipad.

Indicated are the approximate landing decision point and the position of the helicopter when the engine failed.

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Figure 2. Company approach chart for the fishing lodge

Approach and site information chart for the fishing lodge prepared by Helijet International Inc for the benefit of its pilots.

On the chart are three arrows, which indicate

  • 1) the direction of landing with south-easterly wind and take-off with west wind,
  • 2) the aircraft orientation while sitting on the helipad, and
  • 3) the direction of landing with west wind and take-off with south-easterly wind.

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Photo 1. Engine No. 2 combustion case damage

Photograph of the helicopter's two engines following the occurrence.

On the No. 2 engine are visible the wire mesh patch and the ruptured outer combustion case.

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