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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171125
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:10-NOV-2014
Time:09:30 LT
Type:helicopter
Owner/operator:Nigerian Air Force
Registration: NAF...
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Damare, suburb of Girei -   Nigeria
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yola Air Base
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Nigeria military said one of its helicopters made an emergency landing in the restive northeast on Monday, while witnesses and a security source reported that the chopper crashed with several foreigners on board.
Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade said the helicopter left on a training mission at about 9:30 am (0830 GMT) from the airport in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, which is under a state of emergency because of Boko Haram’s violent uprising.
The pilot executed “a controlled forced landing four minutes after take-off”, Olukolade said in a statement. “There is no casualty recorded.”
The helicopter is said to be registered as 'Shark 23'.
The helicopter allegedly crashed 4 minutes after takeoff and had five persons, presumably Americans on board. Two persons were injured.

Sources:

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/11/nigeria-military-helicopter-goes-several-foreigners-board-witnesses/
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/170864-breaking-military-helicopter-on-surveillance-mission-crashes-in-adamawa.html
http://www.thesparkng.com/breaking-nigeria-army-helicopter-reportedly-crash-in-adamawa/
http://www.newsexpressngr.com/news/detail.php?news=8096&title=Air-Force-helicopter-crashes-in-Yola
http://www.hopefornigeriaonline.com/nigerian-military-helicopter-crashlands-2-injured/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Nov-2014 13:27 gerard57 Added
10-Nov-2014 18:50 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2014 06:54 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2014 07:40 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Nov-2014 10:11 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
13-Nov-2014 14:59 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Location]
10-Apr-2015 15:09 TB Updated [Location]

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