13-Jan-15 FAE-603 HAL Dhruv Chongon, Ecuador

Ditched for unknown reason in the Chongón dam reservoir, all POB in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Video of the last stages of the recovery effort can be seen here  A later press report blamed a tail rotor drive shaft problem

Date
January 13, 2015
Reg
FAE-603
Make
HAL
Model
Dhruv
MSN
DS-91
Location
Chongón dam reservoir
Country
Ecuador
CivilMilitary
Military
Operator
Ecuador-Air-Force
Link 1
http://www.ecuadortimes.net/2015/01/14/fae-helicopter-crashed-coastal-zone/
Link 2
http://www.ecuavisa.com/articulo/noticias/actualidad/95705-helicoptero-dhruv-que-se-accidento-ayer-fue-retirado-del-embalse
Link 3
http://www.telegrafo.com.ec/noticias/informacion-general/item/militares-sobrevivieron-a-caida-de-helicoptero-dhruv-en-chongon.html

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