ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75977
Last updated: 16 September 2014
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Date:30-JUL-2010
Time:11:49LT
Type:Boeing AH-64DHA Apache Longbow
Owner/operator:Elliniki Aeroporia Stratou (Hellenic Army Aviation)
Registration: ES1030
C/n / msn: HA010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Megara AAB (LGMG) -   Greece
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Megara AAB - LGMG
Destination airport:Megara AAB -LGMG
Narrative:
The Apache Longbow of 2nd TEEP (Helicopter Attack Batallion) was performing a test flight after an inspection when it nose dived from 30 meters and crashed at Megara AAB (LGMG).
Both pilots dead. Probable cause the detachment of tail rotor.

Latest information from defencenet.gr reports that this Hellenic Army Aviation AH-64D Apache attack helicopter was engaged in a "auto-gyration" recovery exercise maneuver initially at 3,000 ft (1,000 m). For some reason, the AH-64D did not exit from this maneuver at the appropriate time through power application to the engines and fell to the ground nose first where it caught fire and was destroyed killing the 2-member crew (a major and a staff sergeant). Questions are being raised as to why this helicopter caught fire after the crash in view of the fire protection measures that are inherent in the AH-64Ds.

Sources:
http://www.defencenet.gr/defence/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13467&Itemid=47
http://www.570news.com/news/world/article/83462--2-military-officers-dead-in-greece-in-apache-helicopter-crash


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jul-2010 08:53 nikitas Added
30-Jul-2010 09:10 nikitas Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
30-Jul-2010 12:58 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]
30-Jul-2010 14:39 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Jul-2010 14:51 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2010 02:19 Labros E. P. Updated [Narrative]
11-Aug-2010 08:04 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator]
07-Sep-2010 12:14 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
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