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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170222
Last updated: 19 November 2019
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Date:01-OCT-2014
Time:07:45
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: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A HAL Cheetah (an Indian-built Aerospatiale Lama) crashed just before landing at Bareilly Air Base in north India having completed a reconnaissance flight over the Indo-China border in Munsiyari, Pithoragarh.

Shortly before landing, the aircraft contacted Bareilly air base announcing a technical difficulty. However, before the helicopter could reach the base it crashed and caught fire.

Sources:

http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum/helicopter-fora/nostalgia/1957-alouettes-lamas#post2370
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/army-helicopter-crashes-in-bareilly-three-officers-killed/ (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Oct-2014 07:58 HeliNews+ Added
01-Oct-2014 07:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Oct-2014 20:31 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
03-Oct-2014 08:26 HeliNews+ Updated [Narrative]

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