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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65942
Last updated: 28 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Pacific Helicopters/Air Serv International
Registration: P2-PAV
C/n / msn: 30913
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ghazni -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Herat
Destination airport:Kabul
The aircraft performed a precautionary forced landing in an isolated and remote area, due to a mechanical issue. After ascertaining that there were apparent transmission issies, and the aircraft was not flyable, the crew and security team contacted the Ops Centre and waited for the arrival of assistance. After several hours, hostile forces were detected near the aircraft. The crew and pax retreated to a safe area of cover several hundred metres away. Shortly thereafter, the hostile forces began shooting at the aircraft. An RPG was fired and hit the aircraft's fuel bladder. A second RPG also hit the burining aircraft. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Several days later the aircraft remains were transported to Kabul.


Scramble 360


Photo of P2-PAV courtesy

Casino (YCAS / CSI)
19 September 2018; (c) Ian McDonell

Revision history:

24-Jun-2009 09:43 harro Added
19-May-2012 11:43 grizzled Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2013 17:35 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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