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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175250
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:09-APR-2015
Time:c. 13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:GASA-Geotech Aviation South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Registration: ZS-HTS
MSN: 4368
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mazabuka, Ekushiya Farm -   Zambia
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:FLSK
Destination airport:FLHN
Narrative:
According to some reports, the aircraft was conducting an aerial mapping (but appears to have been owned by a survey company) and may have had up to 7 POB (but that seems to confuse capacity), however it appears to have been on a ferry flight from Angola with one person on board.
Post crash fire.
One body recovered.

Sources:

http://tumfweko.com/2015/04/10/mazabuka-plane-crash-leave-atleast-7-dead/
http://www.times.co.zm/?p=55663
https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/?p=25898
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/SA-pilot-dies-in-Zambian-air-crash-20150410
http://thezambiavoice.org/2015/04/10/mazabuka-aircrash-zambian-day-exclusive/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Apr-2015 10:25 gerard57 Added
10-Apr-2015 10:29 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants]
10-Apr-2015 11:16 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
10-Apr-2015 11:20 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2015 11:24 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
10-Apr-2015 11:24 paulm7010 Updated [Cn, Operator]
10-Apr-2015 11:24 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
10-Apr-2015 12:06 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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