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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56992
Last updated: 26 April 2021
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Date:07-JAN-2004
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17V-2 (Mi-8MTV-2)
Owner/operator:Uganda Army Air Force
Registration: AF-6..
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 80 km from Gulu -   Uganda
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Opace, Opange sub-couty, Pader district
Narrative:
Helicopter enveloped in a cloud of dust and ash at 30-50m while approaching.. The tail rotor struck a tree and crashed from 10m. One soldier on landing ground was killed and another injured by a main rotor blade. All but one of the 13 (some reports say 16) suffered injuries when a heavy tree brach tore into the fuselage. Three of the occupants were journalists.

The Mi-17 'Surambaya' transport and combat helicopter was carrying journalists and soldiers when it crashed in Opange sub-county in Pader district, about 80km from Gulu town on 7 January 2004.
The pilot lost visibility due to the dust and rammed the chopper's rotor into a shrub, damaging it.

Sources:

Scramble 297
http://allafrica.com/stories/200401070033.html
http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-19928825_ITM
*AFM MAR 2004


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
22-Feb-2011 17:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Country, Source, Narrative]
05-Feb-2013 12:45 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2021 12:39 TB Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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