On May 17, 2007, an Agusta A.109 Mk.II helicopter, registration EI-ECA, operated by Blue Star Helicopters experienced an engine failure in one of the two Rolls-Royce (Allison) 250-C20B engines. The failed engine was shutdown and the helicopter landed at the Cork Airport, Ireland. The engine was removed from the aircraft and the power turbine from the failed engine was shipped to a contractor in the UK where it was discovered that a turbine blade had separated from the 2nd stage wheel. Damaged parts from the power turbine were returned to the Irish AAIU for investigation.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Ireland. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Department of Transport
44 Kildare Street
Dublin 2

Tel.: (353) 1 604 1293
E-mail: aaiu@transport.ie
Fax: (353) 1 604 1514
Website: http://www.aaiu.ie

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Ireland

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