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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197215
Last updated: 30 August 2019
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Date:07-AUG-2017
Time:c. 21:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache
Owner/operator:Israeli Defence Force (IDF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ramon Air Base -   Israel
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ramon Air Base
Destination airport:Ramon Air Base
Narrative:
At the end of a training exercise the crew, from IDF 190th Squadron, reported 'an issue'. A few minutes after reporting the issue, as the helicopter was coming in to land, it crashed on the runway. The pilot died in the crash, the co-pilot was seriously injured.

31 jan 2017 - Final report - The Israeli Air Force determined that the Apache helicopter crash was caused by a technician who improperly installed the aircraft’s rear steering rod:
“This malfunction led the helicopter to sharply turn to the left, causing the crew to lose control of the steering of the tail rotor,” according to the air force’s report. The technician failed to correctly attach the steering rod, he had accurately followed the maintenance instructions, which were missing a step. They have since been updated. The technician was not blamed.

Sources:

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5000101,00.html
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Two-pilots-injured-in-Apache-helicopter-crash-in-southern-Israel-501843
http://www.timesofisrael.com/pilot-killed-crewman-injured-as-idf-chopper-goes-down-in-southern-israel/
https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-confirms-steering-rod-incorrectly-installed-causing-deadly-chopper-crash/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Aug-2017 07:01 gerard57 Added
08-Aug-2017 07:09 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
08-Aug-2017 07:12 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Narrative]
08-Aug-2017 07:16 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2018 12:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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