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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168650
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Date:26-APR-2014
Time:10:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic LYNX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Lynx AH9A
Owner/operator:British Army Air Corps (AAC)
Registration: ZF540
C/n / msn: 332
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Takhta Pul district, 20 km S of Kandahar Airfield -   Afghanistan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kandahar
Destination airport:Kandahar
Narrative:
Crashed in the Takhta Pul district of Afghanistan about thirty miles from the Pakistan border after suffering a technical fault. All five on board were killed. The force of the impact and damage from a fire afterwards meant crash investigators were only able to recover less than half the wreckage

Aircraft lost during 2 ship gunnery training sortie. Enemy action has been ruled out. Press reports named the five on board killed as Capt Thomas Clarke, WO2 Spencer Faulkner and Cpl James Walters of the Army Air Corps, Flt Lt Rakesh Chauhan of the Royal Air Force and L/Cpl Oliver Thomas of the Intelligence Corps.

The Servive Inquiry was published on 14 July 2015.

Sources:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/329257/20140704-Lynx_ZF540_SI_Interim_Report.pdf
https://www.defensenews.com/article/20140427/DEFREG01/304270015/UK-Launches-Probe-Into-Fatal-Afghanistan-Helo-Crash/
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-investigates-lynx-crash-in-afghanistan-398617/
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-2014.htm
http://www.eliteukforces.info/uk-military-news/14072014-special-forces-lynx.php
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/10962887/Special-Forces-helicopter-showed-no-signs-of-technical-trouble-before-fatal-crash.html
http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/procedural-drift-lynx-cfit/
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/service-inquiry-accident-involving-lynx-mk-9-zf540-on-26-april-2014--2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2014 17:47 Aerossurance Added
26-Oct-2014 16:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Jul-2015 09:07 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2015 12:25 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
03-Nov-2015 21:30 TB Updated [Operator, Location]

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