ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121804
Last updated: 21 April 2014
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Date:12-APR-2011
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Everett Aviation
Registration: 5Y-EXA
C/n / msn: 2906
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Blue Nile River -   Ethiopia
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Qoncho area in the Benishangul Gumuz region
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A helicopter with a team of experts on board has reportedly crashed into the Blue Nile River on april 12, a local an Ethiopian newspaper has reported.

Owned by a South African company, the helicopter, which took off from Qoncho area in the Benishangul Gumuz region was carrying out a feasibility study for the construction of an additional two hydro-power projects Ethiopia intends to launch on the Nile River.

“It flew into a cable spanning across the river used by locals to cross the gorge that is riverbed, according to sources”, the Reporter newspaper said on April 18.

“The pilot and all five experts on-board performing the studies swam to safety and emerged unharmed.”


Sources:
http://www.sudantribune.com/Ethiopia-Surveying-helicopter,38626
http://www.heliopsforum.com/index.php?threads/everett-aviation-crashes-as350b2.699/

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=412339 (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Apr-2011 03:34 gerard57 Added
20-Apr-2011 05:31 RobertMB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
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