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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151300
Last updated: 3 June 2020
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Date:25-FEB-1991
Time:08:51 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 365N Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Saudi Arabia Armed Forces
Registration: HZ-MS17
C/n / msn: 6155
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dhahran -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Narrative:
Whilst en route between Dhahran and Riyadh and flying low across the open desert, the helicopter is reported to have suddenly encountered a layer of ground fog. Shortly after entering the fog the helicopter apparently flew into the ground and was destroyed. The accident happened in daylight (08:51 Local time). It is understood that, due to conflicting traffic inbound to Dhahran, the aircraft was instructed to remain below 150 feet until clear of the airport approach path

Sources:

1. http://www.coptercrazy.co.uk/
2. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2012 11:00 TB Added
28-Nov-2016 21:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2018 16:44 TB Updated [Operator]

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