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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234962
Last updated: 20 November 2020
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Date:10-APR-2020
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Gazelle AH.Mk 1
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZU-ROJ
C/n / msn: WA1987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Quirimbas Islands -   Mozambique
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pemba
Destination airport:
Narrative:
In the early in the hours of 10th April, a mercenary Gazelle helicopter operating in Mozambique is reported to have been hit by small arms fire in the area of the Quirimbas Islands to the north of Pemba. Initial reports indicate that the crew were airlifted from the landing/crash site and were uninjured. The helicopter was later destroyed.
(ex RAF ZB682)

Sources:

http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum/helicopter-fora/gazelles/343-shrieking-gazelles?p=12159#post12159
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-04-09-sa-private-military-contractors-and-mozambican-airforce-conduct-major-air-attacks-on-islamist-extremists/
https://twitter.com/Jasminechic00

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Apr-2020 05:59 Anon. Added
11-Apr-2020 06:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
13-Apr-2020 09:10 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2020 09:23 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Apr-2020 13:48 gerard57 Updated [Embed code, Damage]
26-Oct-2020 07:38 rvargast17 Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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