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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21514
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:29-JUN-2008
Time:11:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Fishtail Air
Registration: 9N-AIA
C/n / msn: 2112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Annapurna Base Camp South, Himalayas -   Nepal
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Annapurna Base Camp South, Himalayas, Nepal
Destination airport:Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (KTM/VNKT
Narrative:
According to a contemporary press report:

"Nepalnews.com, 29 June 2008

Chopper crashes near Annapurna Base Camp, no casualties reported

A helicopter belonging to Fishtail Air has crashed near the Annapurna Base Camp, Sunday morning, but luckily there were no casualties.Although details of the crash are still vague, reports said that the helicopter crashed after just few minutes into the air as its tail rotor guard had been partially damaged after hitting the ground during take off. However, the crash was not fatal as both the helicopter crew and passengers on board the helicopter didn't sustain any serious injuries, and were safe.

On board the helicopter were tourists who were returning to Kathmandu after finishing their trek through the famous Annapurna Circuit route.The Nepal Army rescue helicopter couldn't immediately reach to the crash site because of bad weather"

Sources:

1. https://www.kantipurdaily.com/kolnews.php?&nid=151962
2. http://www.tourism.gov.np/page.php?nav=32
3. http://mikeandtrin.blogspot.co.uk/2008/10/annapurna-base-camp-trek-nepal.html
4. http://www.ipcs.org/pdf_file/news_archive/jun_08_sa_nepal.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jun-2008 21:43 Bleiente Added
29-Jun-2008 22:48 harro Updated
18-Jul-2014 19:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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