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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220472
Last updated: 5 October 2019
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Date:02-JAN-2019
Time:19:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-35M
Owner/operator:Nigerian Air Force (NAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Damasak, Northern Borno State -   Nigeria
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter crashed while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion during a combat mission against Boko Haram. Five occupants, two pilots and three crew members died in the crash.

Sources:

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/01/air-force-helicopter-crashes-in-boko-haram-combat/
http://saharareporters.com/2019/01/03/air-force-helicopter-crashes-during-anti-boko-haram-operations-borno
https://punchng.com/breaking-five-pilots-troops-die-in-military-aircraft-crash/
https://thedefensepost.com/2019/01/03/nigeria-air-force-helicopter-crash-damasak-isis-claims-yobe-state-attacks/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2019 06:05 gerard57 Added
03-Jan-2019 08:34 RobertMB Updated [Location, Source]
03-Jan-2019 12:50 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2019 15:43 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2019 15:58 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
03-Jan-2019 15:59 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2019 20:06 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source]

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