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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222314
Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Date:27-FEB-2019
Time:10:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17V5
Owner/operator:Indian Air Force (IAF)
Registration: ZP-....
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Garend Kalaan, Budgam, Kashmir -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Srinagar airfield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The IAF Helicopter was shooting down by an Air Force missile (IAF) and crashed 10 minutes after take-off then caught fire immediately. Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria said "it was a "big mistake". Action is being taken against two officers.
All six occupants died in the crash as well as one person, a civilian, on the ground.

Sources:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/iaf-jet-crashes-in-kashmir-119022700277_1.html
https://www.rt.com/news/452519-indian-jet-crashes-kashmir/
https://zeenews.india.com/india/iaf-mi-17-helicopter-aircraft-crashes-in-jks-budgam-pilot-feared-dead-2183818.html
https://www.aninews.in/national/general-news/six-killed-in-iafs-chopper-crash-sources20190227191415/
https://www.theindianwire.com/news/6-aif-personnel-1-civilian-die-budgam-chopper-crash-105821/
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/air-force-chief-accepts-big-mistake-in-shooting-down-own-mi-17-helicopter-in-jammu-and-kashmir-in-fe-2111763


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Feb-2019 06:27 gerard57 Added
27-Feb-2019 06:56 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
27-Feb-2019 07:14 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Plane category]
27-Feb-2019 14:03 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2019 14:12 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
28-Feb-2019 08:43 gerard57 Updated [Departure airport]
04-Oct-2019 22:05 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Oct-2019 22:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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