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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168646
Last updated: 14 January 2021
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Date:12-AUG-2014
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17
Owner/operator:Iraqi Army Aviation
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sinjar mountains, northern Iraq -   Iraq
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
An Iraqi Army MI-17 crashed during the supply and evacuation of Yazidi refugees amongst thousands who had been trapped by Jihadist advances in the Sinjar mountains. Overloading may have been in factor in the crash. The pilot, Maj Gen Majid Abdul Salam Ashour was killed. An unknown number of other crew and civilians on board, including several western journalists, were injured.

Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/world/middleeast/iraq-alissa-j-rubin-a-times-correspondent-recounts-fatal-helicopter-crash-in-kurdistan.html
https://time.com/3103881/helicopter-mt-sinjar-moises-saman-vian-dakhil/
Scramble (424) / Air Force Monthly (October 2014)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2014 17:34 Aerossurance Added
12-Aug-2014 19:15 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2014 19:48 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Damage]
12-Aug-2014 20:03 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
13-Aug-2014 06:07 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2014 18:57 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
14-Aug-2014 09:49 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Aug-2014 06:21 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
06-Sep-2014 18:10 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
30-Nov-2017 19:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]
30-Nov-2017 19:10 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
30-Nov-2017 19:10 harro Updated [Time, Source]
30-Nov-2017 19:10 harro Updated [Plane category]
03-Dec-2017 17:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
08-Mar-2020 20:24 StokieSteve Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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