22-Oct-15 Airbus AS332B off Morocco

Helicopter ditched and sank.  All three on board were originally reported as rescued by Moroccan military but that later proved incorrect and there were then fears they had been kidnapped after the helicopter was found with an empty liferaft beside it (report).  Helicopter was en route from a military exercise in Senegal, bound for the Canary Islands

Date
October 22, 2015
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS332
Location
280 nm south of Canary Islands, off the Morocco coast
Country
Morocco
CivilMilitary
Military
Operator
Spanish-Air-Force
Link 1
http://www.islandconnections.eu/1000003/1000043/0/46433/daily-news-article.html
Link 2
http://www.stripes.com/news/europe/spain-military-helicopter-crashed-in-atlantic-with-3-aboard-1.374626
Link 3
http://www.thelocal.es/20151023/lucky-escape-for-spanish-soldier-who-survived-helicopter-crashagain

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