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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 273727
Last updated: 26 January 2022
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Date:03-JAN-2022
Time:c. 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 565MA Panther / Atalef (AS 365N)
Owner/operator:Israeli Defence Force (IDF)
Registration: 895
MSN: 6560
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:off Bat Galim beach, near Haifa -   Israel
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An IDF Eurocopter AS 565MA Atalef, operated by 193 Squadron, crashed into the sea at night off Bat Galim beach, Haifa. The helicopter had been airborne for about an hour, taking part in a training exercise at the time of the accident say the IDF. They state an engine fire occurred, the emergency flotation system was deployed but no distress call received.
One crew member was rescued. The two pilots (a Lt Col and Major) were discovered after a long search and didn't survive the accident. Early wreckage recovered included a cabin door.

Sources:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/helicopter-crashes-off-haifa-coast-search-teams-sent-to-scene/
https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-691465
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-helicopter-crashes-off-israel-s-coast-rescue-teams-on-site-1.10512097
https://www.timesofisrael.com/helicopter-crashes-off-haifa-coast-search-teams-sent-to-scene/
https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/01/04/2-pilots-killed-in-helicopter-crash-off-haifa-coast/
https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-691530

https://www.airhistory.net/photos/0219353.jpg (photo)

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Photo of 895 courtesy AirHistory.net


Ramat David (LLRD)
16 April 2013; (c) Jonathan Verschuuren

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2022 21:28 gerard57 Added
03-Jan-2022 21:42 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Embed code]
03-Jan-2022 22:02 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Jan-2022 22:57 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
03-Jan-2022 23:02 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
03-Jan-2022 23:03 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
03-Jan-2022 23:33 RobertMB Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
04-Jan-2022 00:09 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Jan-2022 07:35 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
04-Jan-2022 08:11 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2022 08:17 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2022 16:18 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
05-Jan-2022 08:57 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2022 17:14 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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