Accident Aérospatiale/DENEL SA 330H Puma 174, 29 Sep 1981
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73217
 
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Date:29-SEP-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PUMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale/DENEL SA 330H Puma
Owner/operator:South African Air Force (SAAF)
Registration: 174
MSN: 1433
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oshakati AB -   Namibia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Oshakati AB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Lost orientation during brown-out while landing, went backwarts and tail rotor hit obstruction. The helicopter was on a medevac mission during Operation Protea wih three crew, two medics and two wounded soldiers on bord. Only the pilot survived.

Sources:

scramble.nl
saairforce.co.za
southafricawargraves.org


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Feb-2010 04:52 TB Added
01-Mar-2010 11:06 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2010 10:28 TB Updated [Narrative]
03-Mar-2010 10:54 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
18-Oct-2012 04:09 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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