National Airborne Service Corps. NA-508 Occurrence Investigation
System/Component Failure or Malfunction(Powerplant)(SCF-PP)
Bell Helicopter UH-1H
Outside Airport / valley / Maintain area about 18 nautical miles northwest of the Fengnin Airport (RCFN)
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any error in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.
On January 19, 2008, at approximately 1000 local time, National Airborne Service Corps.(NASC) Reg. number NA-508, a Bell UH-1H helicopter, S/N 18036, with Honeywell T53-L-13B engine, S/N LE-23745, forced landing at riverbed due to power loss during a Search & Rescue mission. The accident position was N22 57 55.1 E120 52 50.9,which is about 18 nautical miles northwest of the Fengnin Airport(RCFN). Both blades, transmission gearbox and fuselage were substantial damaged. Five crew members on board were no injury and no fatalities.
The Aviation Safety Council (ASC) is conducting the investigation. Representatives from the Taiwan National Airborne Service Corps, Ministry of the Interior are supporting the investigation. The investigation is organized into the following groups: Flight Operations, Recorders, and Maintenance groups.¡@