ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73265
Last updated: 1 October 2014
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Date:27-OCT-1993
Time:day
Type:Aérospatiale SA 330L Puma
Owner/operator:Kuwait Air Force
Registration: 552
C/n / msn: 1276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:over Kuwait City -   Kuwait
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mid-air collision with KAF-541 AS332B Super Puma (cn2117) during airshow. The collision occured with the main rotors while flying formation. 541 plunged into Kuwait Bay, while 552 lost its tailboom and main rotor, disintegrated and crashed finally against a building & caught fire (video). There were no survivers.

Sources:
1. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/videos/Puma%20Mid-air.mpeg
2. http://www.scramble.nl/milbase.htm
3. Flight International 6-12 April 1994


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2010 23:22 TB Added
20-Jun-2010 03:04 TB Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
28-Jun-2010 00:21 TB Updated [Narrative]
24-Mar-2011 14:59 TB Updated [Source]
24-Mar-2011 14:59 TB Updated [Source]
24-Mar-2011 15:01 TB Updated [Source]
08-Feb-2013 10:33 TB Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source]
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