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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65056
Last updated: 28 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Gazelle AH1
Owner/operator:British Army Air Corps (AAC)
Registration: ZA770
C/n / msn: 1812
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Suffield Ranges, AB -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Flew into ground at dusk during exercise "Medicine Hat"
Pilot flew VFR iat last light n marginal weather conditions (Dense drizzle) and became disoriented. AC was en route for a casevac (casualty evacuation) following a reported neck injury after a hatch fell on a soldier who was exiting a tank on the training area. The AC passenger was a doctor.
Pilot was killed. Crewman VSI. Passenger minor injuries.


Did the ground run and pre-flight checks prior to take-off and personally witnessed the accident. Was first on the scene of the crash and first to alert medical facilities.

Revision history:

07-Sep-2011 08:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2013 14:25 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2013 14:29 TB Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2015 05:37 kittkattozzi Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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