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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238780
Last updated: 24 August 2020
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Date:28-JUL-2020
Time:22:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing Chinook HC.6A
Owner/operator:18(B) Squadron Royal Air Force (18(B) Sqn RAF)
Registration: ZA683
C/n / msn: MA014/M7031
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Berthlwyd farm, near Llangynin, Carmarthenshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Odiham RAF Station (ODH/EGVO)
Destination airport:Undisclosed location, Devon
Narrative:
RAF Chinook suspected to have had a wire strike (overhead power lines), and force landed in a field at Berthlwyd farm, near Llangynin, Carmarthenshire at 22:30 local time on 28 July 2020; in a picture damage can be seen to the nose and all three front cockpit windows caused by a simultaneous strike of three power cables. Minor injuries reported due to glass debris.

Press reports indicates that the Chinook was still at the location where it force landed for several days (until at least July 31), pending a decision upon whether to instigate temporary on site repairs and fly the helicopter out - or to dismantle the Chinook on site and remove it by road.

Sources:

1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53575570
2. http://pembrokeshire-herald.com/60436/chinook-helicopter-in-downed-wire-strike-in-field-near-st-clears2/
3. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/chinook-helicopter-makes-emergency-landing-18679134
4. https://twnews.co.uk/gb-news/sleepy-welsh-village-woken-up-with-a-start-when-a-helicopter-hit-power-lines
5. http://pembrokeshire-herald.com/60436/chinook-helicopter-in-downed-wire-strike-in-field-near-st-clears2/
6. https://www.raf.mod.uk/aircraft/chinook/
7. https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/634424-chinook-power-line-strike-wales.html
8. https://www.forces.net/news/chinook-forced-land-welsh-field-after-incident
9. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=116277
10. https://www.facebook.com/Scramblemagazine/photos/a.216124641747411/3853978514628654/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
11. https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-07-29/the-quiet-carmarthenshire-village-where-a-chinook-helicopter-hit-power-lines-and-crash-landed
12. https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/chinook-crash-carmarthen.323948/
13. https://www.airlive.net/a-raf-chinook-made-an-emergency-landing-in-wales-after-it-is-suspected-to-have-hit-power-line/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jul-2020 05:51 Sirjames111 Added
29-Jul-2020 07:49 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Source]
29-Jul-2020 17:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Jul-2020 18:50 Geno Updated [Source, Embed code]
29-Jul-2020 20:17 franka Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
29-Jul-2020 22:14 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
30-Jul-2020 07:27 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
30-Jul-2020 09:09 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
31-Jul-2020 08:26 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2020 11:46 MiG15 Updated [Operator, Operator]
12-Aug-2020 16:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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