‘Jeju remote sea crash’ Coast Guard helicopter salvage suspended… “The wire is broken”


At about 1:32 a.m. on the 8th, a helicopter (S-92) belonging to the Aviation Unit of the Namhae Regional Maritime Police Agency crashed about 370 km southwest of Marado, Jeju Island, and the Coast Guard is conducting a search operation. (Provided by Jeju Regional Maritime Police Agency) 2022.4.8/News 1
The operation of salvaging the Coast Guard helicopter that crashed in the distant sea of ​​Jeju has been temporarily suspended.

According to the regional rescue headquarters of the Jeju Regional Maritime Police Agency on the 9th, the Coast Guard and the Navy are working to salvage the fuselage of a helicopter (S-92) belonging to the Namhae Regional Maritime Police Agency’s aviation unit, located 58 meters below the sea level, from 3 p.m. on the same day in a sea area about 370 km southwest of Marado, Jeju. started

When a navy diver installed a wire on the helicopter fuselage, it was planned to use the crane of the Navy Gwangyang ship to lift the helicopter fuselage above the deck.

However, around 8:44 pm on the same day, 44 minutes after the crane work started at around 8 pm that day, the wire installed on the helicopter fuselage broke and the helicopter fuselage sank to the bottom of the sea again.

The Coast Guard and the Navy decided that it would be dangerous to perform underwater work again at night, so they decided to carry out salvage work such as installing wires again in the morning of the 10th.

The helicopter fuselage will be moved to the Coast Guard maintenance depot in Busan as soon as it is salvaged from the Navy ship Gwangyang. The Coast Guard believes it will take about a day to complete the transfer.

Overview of the crash of a helicopter belonging to the Namhae Regional Maritime Police Agency (S-92) that occurred at about 1:32 am on the 8th at about 370 km southwest of Marado, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju. (Provided by the Jeju Regional Maritime Police Agency) 2022.4.8/News 1
After that, the Coast Guard will investigate the cause of the accident with the Air Railroad Accident Investigation Committee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

Meanwhile, at 1:32 a.m. the previous day, a helicopter belonging to the Namhae Coast Guard Aviation Corps crashed in a sea about 370 km southwest of Marado, Jeju, killing three coast guards and one person injured.

The deceased were first officer Inspector Jeong Doo-hwan (51), mechanic Cha-ju-ju (42), ex-explorer Inspector Hwang Hyeon-jun (28), and the wounded were captain Inspector Choi (47). Captain Choi is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Jeju, and fortunately, there is no life-threatening condition.

They dropped off 6 Central Special Rescue workers from the Coast Guard Ship 3012 to help the search for the crew of the tugboat ‘Kyoto 1’, which is believed to have gone missing in Taiwanese waters, and took off to return to Jeju International Airport just 30 to 40 seconds after takeoff. suffered a bowel movement

(Jeju = News 1)


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