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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2689
Last updated: 25 March 2020
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Date:24-FEB-2008
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8M) ?
Owner/operator:Sudan Air Force
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kondifay, 15 km N of El-Geinana (West Darfur) -   Sudan
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:El-Geneina Military Base?
Destination airport:El-Geneina Military Base?
Narrative:
The two Darfur main rebel movements said they shot down a helicopter in Jebel Moun, West Darfur, following an attack by the Sudanese army and the Janjaweed militia, but the Sudanese army denied the rebel claim saying it was a technical failure.
Suleiman Sanal Hagar, a rebel commander in Jebel Moun area from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on Sunday told Sudan Tribune by satellite telephone from western Darfur that they downed a helicopter gunship in Kondifay, 15 kilometres northern of El-Geinana.
Soon after, Abbas Mohamed Offail, the Sudan Liberation Army commander in the Jebel Moun area informed Sudan Tribune from Darfur saying they downed the military helicopter of the Sudanese army in the area. He added that two helicopters and two Antonov attacked their position during the day since 10 o'clock in the morning.

Sources:

1. http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article26130


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 10:54 Fusko Added
15-Mar-2011 15:07 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2011 10:31 harro Updated [Operator]

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