ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189787
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Type: Aérospatiale SA 342L Gazelle
Owner/operator: Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF)
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Rahba Katba, near Hama -
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources Narrative: A Syrian Air Force SA 342L Gazelle helicopter was shot down by rebel forces while patrolling near Al-Khattab, a village to the north of Hama, a town in west-central Syria.
The aircraft's crew, Col. Mohammad Ali Habib and Major Alaa' Ahmad Dayyoub, both perished in the attack.
http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum/helicopter-fora/gazelles/343-shrieking-gazelles/page70#post6081 http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160903/1044914418/hama-helicopter-downing.html https://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2530342&Language=en https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/9/2/syrian-rebels-down-regime-helicopter-in-hama-offensive
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