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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122420
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-147D Chinook (CH-47D)
Owner/operator:Canadian Armed Forces
Registration: 147205
MSN: M3155
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:In the Horn of Panjwaii -   Afghanistan
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Four Canadian soldiers were injured when a helicopter "rolled" Monday during a "hard landing" on a river bed in Afghanistan.
The Canadian Ch-47 Chinook transport chopper accident occurred during a brownout in night operations by the Quebec-based Royal 22nd Regiment in the Horn of Panjwaii. Insurgents were not blamed in the incident.
None of the injuries were considered serious or life-threatening at this time, said Maj. David Devenney, the Task Force Kandahar spokesman. Among several dozen passengers was a Canadian journalist who was uninjured.
The wounded were flown by medevac helicopter to the U.S. navy-run Role 3 Hospital at Kandahar Airfield. The crash was secured by Canadian and other coalition forces.
The Chinook turned on its side as it landed, Devenney said. An assessment was being conducted to decide whether the aircraft was salvageable, he said. Initial reports suggested that it had been heavily damaged.
The Helicopter was recovered to a Coalition airbase as an underslung load of a USMC HMH-461 CH-53E Super Stallion. Later the helicopter was written off.

"The investigation concluded that the use of inadequate landing procedures in a degraded visual environment resulted in the helicopter landing with right drift, causing it to dynamically roll over," the report states.


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Revision history:

16-May-2011 02:06 gerard57 Added
16-May-2011 03:14 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
16-May-2011 04:31 krasatpi Updated [Total occupants, Source]
16-May-2011 14:35 krasatpi Updated [Source]
18-May-2011 15:04 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location]
19-May-2011 14:51 ACW367 Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2013 07:32 krasatpi Updated [Damage, Narrative]
22-Mar-2015 16:17 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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