19-Apr-11 VT-PHF Mil Mi-17 Tawang, India (18F)

Mi-17 hit a wall and burst into flames as it was trying to land in India’s remote northeast, killing 17 people [later revised to 18 after another passenger died].  It was on a regular passenger service from Guwahati.  See also HeliHub.com story on appointment of a committee of inquiry

Date:
19 April, 2011
Reg:
VT-PHF
Make:
Mil
Model:
Mi-17
MSN:
356C06
Location:
In the town of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh [near the border with China]
Country:
India
Fatalities:
18
Operator:
Pawan-Hans
Link:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/pawan-hans-helicopter-crashes-in-arunachal-killing-17-people/articleshow/8026863.cms
Link:
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/tragedy/778254/
Link:
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_17-presumed-dead-in-helicopter-crash-in-arunachal-pradesh_1533655

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