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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173195
Last updated: 10 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ALO3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAR 316 (SA 316B Alouette III)
Owner/operator:Angolan Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Saurimo Air Base -   Angola
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Saurimo Air Base
Destination airport:Saurimo Air Base
A commission of inquiry was set up to investigate the crash of a helicopter of the National Angolan Air Force (FAN), during a flying display on the basis of Saurimo (Lunda Sul), during the celebrations of the 39th anniversary of the Air Force.
The helicopter crash during the flying display causing injuries to the pilot and co-pilot, and the total destruction of the aircraft. The rotors separated and the tail severed.



Revision history:

22-Jan-2015 18:50 Black Typhoon Added
23-Jan-2015 16:54 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
23-Jan-2015 16:55 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
03-Dec-2015 21:52 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
03-Dec-2015 22:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type]

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