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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152605
Last updated: 18 September 2019
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Date:21-JUL-1979
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 341G Gazelle
Owner/operator:Trinidad & Tobago Government
Registration: 9Y-TFO
C/n / msn: 1029
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Caribbean Sea off Tobago -   Trinidad and Tobago
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tobago
Destination airport:
Narrative:
9Y-TFO (NS-1, TTDF-2): The then National Security Minister John Donaldson, was being flown to Tobago to view the effects of an oil spill following an oil tanker collision. Officially the aircraft ran out of fuel and was forced to ditch, (but), unofficially, since we all know pilots calculate fuel loads with accuracy and precision, all I have to say is RHIPs. I'm sure you can figure out the rest.......

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/americas/trinidad/Trinidad+Tobago-af-Gazelle.htm]
2. http://www.trinituner.com/v4/forums/viewtopic.php?t=292378&start=570


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jan-2013 10:30 TB Added
16-Mar-2013 21:28 TB Updated [Operator]
27-Jul-2016 18:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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