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Old 17th Oct 2013, 08:58
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Military helicopter crash in Dubai

Has anybody any further news on the crash mentioned in this article? Helicopter type for example?

UAE armed forces helicopter crash kills crew member | The National

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Old 17th Oct 2013, 11:18
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Your link refers to an article dated Sep 17 2013. There are also reports of a further UAE helicopter crash (dated Oct 16) leading to the loss of life of a US expat. Not sure if its a mil aircraft or not?
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Old 17th Oct 2013, 11:32
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The articles are about the same accident, (I hope!), but The National was a bit behind the times!
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Old 17th Oct 2013, 12:03
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Not yet, but what leads you to think it was in Dubai and not one of the other six emirates? That may help tracking it down
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Old 17th Oct 2013, 14:51
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The person who first alerted me to the crash believed it to have occurred in Dubai but, as you say, it might have been elsewhere in the UAE.

However, I've been trawling the net for news articles and have now come across an article on Janes.com which suggests this accident occured a month earlier! Quite a few other news sites also refer to September rather than October........!?

UAE helo lost in training accident

Gareth Jennings, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
16 September 2013

A United Arab Emirates (UAE) military helicopter crashed during a training mission on 16 September, killing one crewmember.
The UAE Armed Forces Command announced the loss on 17 September but has released no further details.
All three branches of the UAE Armed Forces operate helicopters. The United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence fields utility and transport types, such as the Boeing CH-47 Chinook and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk; the army operates attack platforms, such as the Boeing AH-64 Apache; and the navy flies anti-submarine and anti-surface vessel warfare types, such as the Eurocopter SA 316A Alouette III and AS 532 Super Puma.

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Old 17th Oct 2013, 15:14
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I've been told it was in fact a military aw139 flying single pilot and crashed near the palm islands...
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Old 17th Oct 2013, 15:48
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They are separate incidents. The latest happened off the coast of Dubai but was not Dubai based.
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SOC ?? VVVVVVVVVIP aircraft?

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Old 18th Oct 2013, 14:58
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This is the crash that happened a couple days ago

American expat dies in UAE helicopter crash | The National
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 15:21
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The first incident you are referring to is of a military training squirrel, as my very good friend, who is a very good friend of the person in question. The student was killed and he was critically ill in hospital and is recovering now. The second incident with a Us national, as it is not saying it was a military incident, leads me to be believe that it could be horizon training with the 407's, as there are many Us instructors there. But at present I am unable to contact them because no one is coming back to me at present.

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Not Horizon, it was an SOC 139 from Abu Dhabi.
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