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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75831
Last updated: 4 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8PS
Owner/operator:Armée de l'Air Malgache
Registration: 5R-MVX
MSN: 105108
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:60 km S of Antananarivo -   Madagascar
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Antananarivo
This presidential helicopter crashed during "Campagne FAV Polio 2002" in poor visibility and heavy clouds. The crash site is 60 km south of Antananarivo on the border of the province of Toamasina. The four military crew and two executives were fatally injured.
Lt Col Davisa Ratsimandah (pilot)
Lt Col Michel Neret Miharivelo (pilot)
Lt Col Emmanuel Rakotoniaina (pilot)
Lt Flavien Yamicole (mechanic)
Major Solo Ratsimbazafy (Ministry of Defence)
André Jaonera (doctor, Ministry of Health)


1. Le livre d'or de l'aviation malgache/ J.P. Pénette & C. Pénette Lohau
2. Air Forces Monthly FEB 2003, p74

Revision history:

22-Jul-2010 09:33 TB Added
22-Jul-2010 10:15 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2010 04:49 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2010 11:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
26-Feb-2011 16:51 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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