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:
29 December, 2018
Make:
AgustaWestland
Model:
AW139
Location:
Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah
Country:
UAE
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
4
Operator:
National-Search-and-Rescue-Center
Link:
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1427566/middle-east
Link:
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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