Accident IAR330L Puma TU-VHM, Sunday 17 February 2008
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Date:Sunday 17 February 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic PUMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
IAR330L Puma
Owner/operator:Cote d'Ivoire Air Force (FACI)
Registration: TU-VHM
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Minigan near Odienné -   Cote d'Ivoire
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Just before landing, a large amount of dust was blown up by the rotor down wash and the pilot lost visual reference with the ground. The pilot became disorientated and the helicopter crashed and caught fire. Four members of the Ivorian Defence and Security Forces (FDS-CI) were seriously injured.



Revision history:

08-May-2013 15:06 TB Added
10-May-2013 10:15 TB Updated [Registration]
22-Nov-2014 16:18 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Nov-2016 08:58 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2016 21:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2016 21:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Narrative]
08-Mar-2017 17:49 TB Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]

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