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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74593
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:29-AUG-2004
Time:c. 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic H64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow
Owner/operator:Royal Netherlands Air Force
Registration: Q-20
MSN: DN020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:20 km N of Kabul -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kabul
Destination airport:Bagram Airfield
Narrative:
On 29 August 2004, at 1530h local time a Dutch AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. The accident happened 20km north of Kabul on a regular patrol together with another Apache. One of the two crew members was lightly injured, the other sustained no injuries when the helicopter was put to the ground in a controlled crash.
The crashed Apache was damaged beyong repair and was written off. Cause: miscommunication between the pilot and the gunner, both of whom thought the other one was flying the aircraft. By the time they realised the error, it was too late to prevent a crash landing.

Sources:

http://www.milavia.net/news/2004/
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/report-out-on-apache-crash-196770/
AFM FEB 2005, p74


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-May-2010 05:03 RW-018 Added
08-Sep-2010 12:37 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2012 06:19 krasatpi Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Sep-2012 04:56 krasatpi Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2021 11:45 TB Updated [Time, Location, Source]
25-Aug-2021 13:02 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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