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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73218
Last updated: 24 August 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1982
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PUMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale/DENEL SA 330H Puma
Owner/operator:South African Air Force (SAAF)
Registration: 168
C/n / msn: 1456
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -   Angola
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by a single AK-47 tracer round, causing a hydraulic pipe to rupture and cut away a rotor actuator rod. The helicopter flown by Capt John Allen Robinson lost control and struck the ground inverted.

Sources:

scramble.nl
saairforce.co.za
acig.org
southafricawargraves.org


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Feb-2010 04:52 TB Added
28-Feb-2010 21:04 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2010 09:31 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2012 04:08 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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