MD 900 Explorer   msn: 900-00109

# 109 / B-2116, The first MD Explorer in China in action while winching down a Shanghai harbour pilot.

Photo: Avion Pacific Ltd, Shanghai harbour, Summer 2003.

# 109 / N7009S, The first MD Explorer for Guangdong General Aviation Company,
was delivered trough Avion Pacific Limited during October 2002 and will be
operating over the Shanghai harbour and the East China Sea.

Photo: MD Helicopters.

A Chinese newspaper clipping reporting the incident on 10 Februari 2005.
The helicopter crashed while winching down a harbour pilot on a Singapore
cargo vessel approximately ten miles out from the estuary of the Yangtse river.

 Airframe History:
 Date: Tailnumber: Owner / Operator:
 AUG 2002 N7009S  MD Helicopters Inc,
 Mesa, Arizona
 OCT 2002 B-2116  Guangdong General Aviation Company,
 Shanghai, China
 FEB 2005 B-2116  crashed during harbour pilot operation.
 [view ntsb report]
 xxx 2005 B-2116  regi canx,
 airframe destroyed.

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