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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173018
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Date:13-JAN-2015
Time:16:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ALH model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
HAL Dhruv
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana
Registration: FAE-603
C/n / msn: DS-91
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chongón, SW of Guayaquil -   Ecuador
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ecuadorian Air Force (FAE for its Spanish acronym) confirmed that yesterday afternoon a Dhruv helicopter ditched for unknown reason in the Chongón dam reservoir (located in the southwest of Guayaquil), during a training mission. All POB in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sources:

[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.ecuadortimes.net/2015/01/14/fae-helicopter-crashed-coastal-zone/]
http://www.ecuavisa.com/articulo/noticias/actualidad/95705-helicoptero-dhruv-que-se-accidento-ayer-fue-retirado-del-embalse


Images:

Photo of FAE-603 courtesy AirHistory.net


Guayaquil - José Joaquín de Olmedo (SEGU / GYE)
23 July 2014; (c) Sir Hofma

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2015 19:10 Black Typhoon Added
16-Jan-2015 05:07 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Jan-2015 08:25 rotorspot Updated [Source]
26-Jan-2015 12:37 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Nature]
04-Feb-2015 09:57 El_serj Updated [Registration, Cn]

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