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

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