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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153092
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 412EP
Owner/operator:Tanzania People's Defence Force
Registration: JW9508
MSN: 25...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Natron -   Tanzania
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The helicopter flew too low and crashed into the lake.
A group of wildlife documentary makers were in the helicopter to film flamingos for an African wildlife documentary. All survived the accident.

The wreck of the helicopter exploded, sending an empty fuel tank flying and a plume of thick black smoke into the air.


Scramble 344

Revision history:

06-Feb-2013 07:42 TB Added
04-Oct-2013 10:43 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2019 12:35 Cobar Updated [Registration, Source]

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