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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143885
Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Date:21-FEB-2012
Time:22:20 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic H64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland WAH-64D Longbow Apache AH1
Owner/operator:16 Air Assault Brigade, Army Air Corps
Registration: ZJ202
C/n / msn: DU036/WAH036
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Tattingstone, near Wherstead, S of Ipswich, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wattisham, Suffolk (EGUW)
Destination airport:Wattisham, Suffolk (EGUW)
Narrative:
The helicopter was forced on Tuesday 21 February 2012 to make a precautionary landing in a field at Tattingstone, near Wherstead, 3 miles S of Ipswich, Suffolk, after they clipped some power lines. More than 300 homes and businesses in Suffolk and north Essex lost electricity supplies after the incident. UK Power Networks said most were restored by midnight.

Neither of the two crew members were injured.An MoD spokesman said: "We can confirm that an Apache made a controlled precautionary landing in a field near Ipswich after a wire strike at approximately 22:20 GMT on Tuesday. Both crew were uninjured. Captain Wales (the name HRH Prince Harry uses) was not aboard."

A spokesman for 16 Air Assault Brigade said: “The Apache has sustained minor internal damage and will be moved to Wattisham, by road, on Friday.”

Sources:

1. http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/picture-update-apache-crash-lands-in-field-1-1216283
2. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-british-army-crew-avoid-injury-after-apache-hits-power-line-368636/
3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-17123994
4. http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk-power-network-fully-repaired-after-apache-helicopter-accident-1-1218475
5. http://www.key.aero/view_news.asp?ID=4955&thisSection=military
6. http://www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/0/4/1860401.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Feb-2012 00:39 gerard57 Added
22-Feb-2012 12:28 Anon. Updated [Operator, Source]
22-Feb-2012 12:28 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Feb-2012 16:04 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Sep-2012 16:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Sep-2016 15:23 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Dec-2016 13:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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