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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184048
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:29-JAN-2016
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 II
Owner/operator:Friedkin Conservation Fund
Registration: 5H-FCG
MSN: 13413
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Maswa game reserve -   Tanzania
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:SU
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Robinson R44 II sustained substantial damage in an accident while taking part in an operation with the Tanzanian wildlife authorities in the remote Maswa game reserve to 'track down and arrest active elephant poachers', according to the Friedkin Conservation Fund.
The helicopter was operated by the Fund, which also stated that the accident happened after the pilot was shot from the ground by poachers.

Sources:

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-01-30/british-helicopter-pilot-shot-and-killed-by-poachers-in-africa/
http://www.tcaa.go.tz/aircraft_license.php?aircraft=567&m=Safety%20Regulation


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2016 19:23 ItheWaWambui Added
30-Jan-2016 19:26 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Jan-2016 19:26 harro Updated [Date]
30-Jan-2016 20:23 Anon. Updated [Damage]
31-Jan-2016 09:24 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
22-Sep-2016 09:37 Aerossurance Updated [Location]

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