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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21893
Last updated: 12 February 2020
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Date:31-JUL-2008
Time:18:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic LAMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 315B Lama
Owner/operator:Namibian Defence Force (NDF)
Registration: H706
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Opuwa, northern Namibia -   Namibia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:FYOP (Opuwa)
Narrative:
It is assumed that while trying to land at dusk, dust kicked up by the rotor caused an IF situation followed by a crash. Helicopter came to rest on its right side and is badly damaged.

Sources:

1. Chopper Did Not Crash, Says NDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2008 05:53 Topaz Added
04-Aug-2008 00:34 Topaz Updated
12-Apr-2014 17:18 TB Updated [Operator]

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