Mid-air collision Accident Aérospatiale SA 330L Puma 552, Wednesday 27 October 1993
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Date:Wednesday 27 October 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic PUMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale SA 330L Puma
Owner/operator:Kuwait Air Force
Registration: 552
MSN: 1276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:over Kuwait City -   Kuwait
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Mid-air collision with KAF-541 AS332B Super Puma (cn2117) during airshow. The collision occured with the main rotors while flying formation. 541 plunged into Kuwait Bay, while 552 lost its tailboom and main rotor, disintegrated and crashed finally against a building & caught fire (video). There were no survivers.


1. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/videos/Puma%20Mid-air.mpeg
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20121123090555/http://www.scramble.nl:80/milbase.htm
3. Flight International 6-12 April 1994

Revision history:

01-Mar-2010 23:22 TB Added
20-Jun-2010 03:04 TB Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative, ]
28-Jun-2010 00:21 TB Updated [Narrative, ]
24-Mar-2011 14:59 TB Updated [Source, ]
24-Mar-2011 14:59 TB Updated [Source, ]
24-Mar-2011 15:01 TB Updated [Source, ]
08-Feb-2013 10:33 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, ]

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