Accident Aérospatiale AS 350B Squirrel ZS-RGF, 03 Jul 1997
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Date:03-JUL-1997
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350B Squirrel
Owner/operator:Helibip
Registration: ZS-RGF
MSN: 1141
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kasane -   Namibia
Phase: En route
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Written off 3 July 1997 when crashed in Namibia near Kasane (close to the Namibia/Botswana border): External load hit tail rotor, helicopter went out of control and crashed. Pilot killed

Sources:

1. Flight International 15-21 April 1998: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/turbine-helicopters-accidents-list-35533/
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/30098/
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/se350show.asp?start=101&count=50]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Dec-2010 14:16 harro Added
04-Jul-2014 20:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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