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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65053
Last updated: 27 June 2019
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Date:16-JUL-1987
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Gazelle AH1
Owner/operator:British Army Air Corps (AAC)
Registration: ZA732
C/n / msn: 1801
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Suffield, AB -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:exercise location BATUS
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was despatched to pick up 1xPAX from the training area and take to Base location. The aircraft commander then flew a number of unauthorised low passes over position and failed to see rising ground and the tail of the helicopter struck the ground went out of control and crashed. The A/C command suffered serious back injuries, the crewman and passenger suffered cuts and bruses. An Officer on the ground was struck by flying debris and was killed instantly.

Sources:

Air Trafic Control BATUS
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1987.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Dec-2009 08:14 jafag Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2011 08:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
18-Mar-2013 14:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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