01-Mar-12 N197LE Bell AH-1F Coolidge, US-Arizona

the helicopter was taking part in the filming of an episode of “Top Gear-Korea” when it crashed.  Initial reports indicate the crash was caused by a mechanical malfunction at a low altitude.  2 POB were reported safe soon after the accident.  A video was posted on LiveLeak.com from inside the cockpit of the whole sequence

Date:
1 March, 2012
Reg:
N197LE
Make:
Bell
Model:
AH-1
MSN:
83-24197
Location:
near Coolidge Airport
Country:
US-Arizona
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Army-Aviation-Heritage-Foundation
Link:
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_central_southern_az/other/helicopter-crashes-at-coolidge-airport
Link:
http://helicoptersafety.blogspot.com/2012/03/01-mar-12-n197le-bell-ah-1-coolidge-az.html
Link:
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8429475/helicopter-crashes-during-top-gear-korea-stunt

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