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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188730
Last updated: 19 November 2021
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Date:17-JUL-2016
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-171
Owner/operator: Libyan National Army (LNA)
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Al-Magroon, western Benghazi -   Libya
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter was shot down or crashed as the result of a technical failure. All four occupants died in the crash.
Some report mention the helicopter as a Mil Mi-35.
Some reports speak of six occupants that died in the crash, of which three occupants were French soldiers.

Sources:

http://www.libyanexpress.com/benghazi-defense-brigades-shoot-down-dignity-operation-helicopter/
https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/07/17/police-arrest-alleged-bdb-supporters-in-soloug-and-yemenis-report/
https://www.libyaobserver.ly/news/helicopter-shot-down-east-libya
https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDB?src=hash
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36843186

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jul-2016 07:55 gerard57 Added
18-Jul-2016 11:41 krasatpi Updated [Source]
20-Jul-2016 14:11 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Jul-2016 14:10 krasatpi Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
27-Jul-2016 15:12 Ansierra117 Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Mar-2017 17:44 krasatpi Updated [Source, Embed code]

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