Helicopter File Number BEA2016-0083 Accident, En mer, 78 NM de Lagos, on 3 February 2016, SIKORSKY - S76, 5N-BQJ

Accident to a Sikorsky S76 registered 5N-BQJ and operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd occured on 02/03/16 in Nigeria [investigation led by AIB / Nigeria]

Summary

Preliminary data received from the notification of the Nigerian authorities :

Aircarft carried out controlled ditching in the Atlantic Ocean 78 NM to Lagos en route to Murtala Muhammed airport (Lagos), due to reported instrument and flight control problems.