29-Dec-18 Leonardo AW139 Jebel Jais, UAE (4F)

SAR helicopter hit zipwire, causing loss of control and immediate fall to the ground.  Post crash fire.  All four on board suffered fatal injuries.

This report names the deceased as

  • Pilots Saqr Saeed Mohamed Abdullah Al Yamahi and Hameed Mohamed Obaid Al Zaabi,
  • Navigator Jasim Abdullah Ali Tunaiji
  • Paramedic Mark Roxburgh
Date
December 29, 2018
Make
AgustaWestland
Model
AW139
Location
Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah
Country
UAE
CivilMilitary
Military
Fatal
4
Operator
National-Search-and-Rescue-Center
Link 1
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1427566/middle-east
Link 2
https://www.thenational.ae/uae/paramedic-who-died-in-rak-helicopter-crash-was-single-father-as-tributes-paid-to-crew-1.807646

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