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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145801
Last updated: 3 February 2020
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Date:23-MAY-2012
Time:11:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LAMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
HAL Cheetah (Aérospatiale SA 315B Lama)
Owner/operator:Indian Army
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Siachen glacier, Bhim helipad -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Siachen glacier, Bhim helipad
Destination airport:Siachen base camp
Narrative:
An Indian Army officer was killed and another injured Wednesday 23 May 2012 when their HAL Cheetah helicopter crashed on the Siachen glacier, the world's highest battlefield.
The helicopter crashed 400 metres away from the helipad soon after take off. Siachen glacier is located on the India-Pakistan border.

Sources:

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2012/05/23/244--Army-pilot-killed-in-chopper-crash-.html
https://archive.mid-day.com/news/2012/may/230512-Army-chopper-crashes-in-Siachen-pilot-killed.htm
http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/army-chopper-crashes-in-siachen-glacier;-pilot-killed/952929/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-May-2012 08:06 gerard57 Added
23-May-2012 08:34 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
23-May-2012 17:55 RobertMB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2017 16:49 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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