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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155472
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Date:20-APR-2013
Time:21:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17
Owner/operator:Egyptian Army
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:East Oweinat area, near the Al-Wadi Al-Gadid governorate -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Initial reports claimed that the helicopter was downed by smugglers operating near the Libyan border.
They were denied by the Egyptian military, stating that the helicopter had sustained a technical malfunction.
The helicopter was forced to land, but was not destroyed, and no one was injured.
Damage to the helicopter is unknown.

Sources:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/69771/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-helicopter-downed-by-malfunction-Military.aspx
https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/04/21/military-helicopter-crash-a-result-of-engine-failure/


Revision history:

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21-Apr-2013 12:05 gerard57 Added

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