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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47653
Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Date:05-NOV-2008
Time:20:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic H64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache
Owner/operator:Ellinikós Stratós
Registration: ES1015
C/n / msn: PV890
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N of Kymi Evoia -   Greece
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tanagra AB
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed and caught fire. Unit 1 TEEP
The Hellenic Army Aviation Boeing AH-64A Apache attack helicopter was engaged in simulated low-level attacks during night time against a Hellenic Army HAWK missile air-defense battery in mountainous terrain with a companion AH-64A. It is theorized that either the tail or the main rotor of the helicopter touched the ground. The crew radioed a message that they had hit the ground. The companion AH-64A alerted search and rescue and detected the flaming wreckage of the crashed Apache. Rescue efforts were hampered by exploding ammunition of the crashed Apache's 30 mm gun. This is the first AH-64A fatal accident in Hellenic Army Aviation after 25,000 hours of accident-free flights. Both members of the deceased Apache Hellenic Army Aviation, a major and a captain, were experienced with more than 1,200 and 500 hours of flight duty respectively. Pilot Dimitrios Ekouras (36).

Sources:

www.naftemporiki.gr
defencenet.gr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8voGBy52n48


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Nov-2008 03:20 nikitas Added
06-Nov-2008 09:30 nikitas Updated
06-Nov-2008 11:18 LEP Updated
07-Nov-2008 07:59 FISHER01 Updated
08-Nov-2008 11:11 RobertMB Updated
07-Sep-2010 12:06 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2010 12:07 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2010 12:30 TB Updated [Operator, Source]
19-Sep-2014 12:41 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2014 13:09 TB Updated [Operator]
03-Nov-2014 18:53 TB Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2017 14:09 TB Updated [Operator]

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