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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153670
Last updated: 2 August 2020
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Date:18-FEB-2001
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic B407 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 407
Owner/operator:Government of Panama
Registration: HP-1430
C/n / msn: 53439
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:50 km off Rio Hato -   Panama
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Punta Mala, Los Santos
Destination airport:Panama City
Narrative:
The presidential helicopter ditched in Gulf of Panama 50 km off coast after fuel starvation. Capsized under tow by cutter. Sunken by small arms fire.

Sources:

Scramble 347
http://www.flugunfaelle.de/1653/anekdoten/kurioses-und-schreckliches/notgewasserte-praesidentenmaschine-versenkt/
Flight International 22-28 October 2002
Air International June 2001, p336


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Mar-2013 12:51 TB Added
03-Mar-2013 13:04 TB Updated [Total occupants, Source]
05-May-2013 18:09 TB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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