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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151300
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:08:51 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 365N Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Saudi Arabia Armed Forces
Registration: HZ-MS17
MSN: 6155
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dhahran -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Whilst en route between Dhahran and Riyadh and flying low across the open desert, the helicopter is reported to have suddenly encountered a layer of ground fog. Shortly after entering the fog the helicopter apparently flew into the ground and was destroyed. The accident happened in daylight (08:51 Local time). It is understood that, due to conflicting traffic inbound to Dhahran, the aircraft was instructed to remain below 150 feet until clear of the airport approach path



Revision history:

18-Dec-2012 11:00 TB Added
28-Nov-2016 21:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2018 16:44 TB Updated [Operator]

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