Date: July 05, 2001
Time: 11:40
Location: Off Chinhae, South Korea
Operator: Private - Daewoo Shipbuilding
Flight #: ?
Route: Jinhae - Ockpo
AC Type: Sikorsky S-76B helicopter
Registration: HL9240
cn / ln: 760341
Aboard: 12   (passengers:9  crew:3)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: After several delays in taking off, the helicopter crashed into the sea, just off shore, after striking a electric transmission tower. The accident took place in heavy monsoon rains, poor visibility and high winds. The pilot stated he lost control of the helicopter when it was hit by a sudden gust of wind.

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