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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213130
Last updated: 13 December 2018
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Date:10-JUL-2018
Time:c. 17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 342M Gazelle
Owner/operator:ALAT (French Army Light Aviation)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km E of Port Bouet -   Cote d'Ivoire
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter from ALAT's 3RHC (3rd Combat Helicopter Regiment) crashed while engaged in a reconnaissance flight in cooperation with Ivorian forces. One report suggested that the aircraft had hit a power line.

Both crew members suffered serious injuries and were taken to the medical centre at the French military base at Port Bouet. Some hours after being taken to this facility the pilot died from his injuries while the remaining crew member was flown to France for further treatment.

Sources:

http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum/helicopter-fora/gazelles/343-shrieking-gazelles?p=9530#post9530
http://www.xinhuanet.com
https://fighterjetsworld.com/2018/07/10/french-soldier-killed-another-wounded-in-a-military-helicopter-crash/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jul-2018 05:54 gerard57 Added
11-Jul-2018 07:49 rotorspot Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Source]
11-Jul-2018 10:09 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
11-Jul-2018 11:38 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
11-Jul-2018 15:04 HeliNews Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Jul-2018 16:25 HeliNews Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
11-Jul-2018 19:49 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
11-Jul-2018 19:51 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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