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Narrative:Crashed in the Pyrénées mountains after suffering turbulence at high altitude.
Westland Lynx AH1
|Operator:||British Army Air Corps (AAC)|
|Registration:|| XZ640 / L|
|C/n / msn:|| 171|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Saillagouse (Pyrénées-Orientales) -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Faillagouse Aviation Mountain Training School|
The aircraft was on a training exercise hovering or manoeuvring over rocky terrain when the tail rotor clipped an outcrop of rock. The loss of control resulted in the aircraft falling near-vertically for a considerable distance down a mountain gulley/re-entrant before being destroyed in a post-crash fire. The crash was non-survivable for all 3 on board.
Flight International 18 Oct. 1986
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||Dr. John Smith
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