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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138334
 
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Date:27-FEB-2011
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LYNX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Lynx SH-14D Mk81
Owner/operator:Marine Luchtvaartdienst (MLD)
Registration: 277
MSN: WA194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sirte -   Libya
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Frigate HNLMS Tromp (F803)
Destination airport:Sirte, Libya
Narrative:
Whilst the frigate "HNLMS Tromp" was heading to Somalia, the vessel was diverted to Libya to launch a Lynx helicopter for an attempted evacuation of two diplomats near Sirte during the rebellion against Gadhafi s rule.
The helicopter was captured by armed insurgents loyal to Gadhaffi, and the 3 crew (which included one woman) only released on 10 March 2011 and flown to safety in Athens, Greece.
The helicopter was returned, but the сommission has concluded that its operation is not possible due to prolonged exposure to nature.

Sources:

https://www.helis.com/database/modelorg/Dutch-Lynx/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12633415
http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/dutch-helicopter-crew-taken-prisoner-libya
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-03-10/libya-to-return-dutch-navy-helicopter-crew-captured-in-failed-evacuation
http://skywar.ru/libyanrevolt.html


Images:


Westland Lynx 277 over Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (EHAM), May 2001; (c) Harro Ranter

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Sep-2011 19:03 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Mar-2012 04:07 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Mar-2012 04:22 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
25-Mar-2013 05:46 krasatpi Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Apr-2013 20:15 harro Updated [[Source, Damage, Narrative]]

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