Incident Westland Gazelle AH1 ZA732, 16 Jul 1987
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65053
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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
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.)
Departure airport:exercise location BATUS
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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.


Air Trafic Control BATUS

Revision history:

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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