RSS Feed for this search

Ecuador-air-force

Ecuador terminates links with HAL after four Dhruv accidents

Ecuador terminates links with HAL after four Dhruv accidents

The Ecuador Government has announced that it has terminated links with Hindustan Aeronautics, from whom they bought seven Dhruv helicopters.  Between October 2009 and January 2015, four of these seven were written off in accidents, one fatal accounting for three lives.  See full story See HeliHub.com accident records for Dhruv helicopters in Ecuador

18-Oct-15

27-Jan-15 FAE-605 HAL Dhruv Tena, Ecuador

Crashed shortly after take off from Army operations centre at Tena.  All four survived despite helicopter ending upside down and on fire – named as captains Soberon Hernán Alberto Davalos Villacrés and Andrew Ismael Carrillo, Second Sergeant Henry Toapanta Ona and Sergeant Humberto Moreno.  A later press report blamed this accident on a fault with… Read more »

27-Jan-15

HeliHub.com advertising space - 240x100 Pixels
Visit our website - www.sloanehelicopters.com

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

13-Jan-15

23-Mar-13 Bell TH-57A Salinas, Ecuador

Training accident.  Main rotors severed tail boom, aircraft ended upright on its skids

23-Mar-13

New evidence on causes of two Dhruv crashes; Nasty IAF-HAL spat detailed

New evidence on causes of two Dhruv crashes; Nasty IAF-HAL spat detailed

A new report by India’s national audit watchdog has thrown fresh and damning light on how HAL dealt with a flight control phenomenon that has given its chopper division real nightmares over the last few years — cyclic saturation.

Source: Indian-Military.org, 10-Aug-10

Ecuador Air Force Defends Helicopter Purchase

Ecuador Air Force Defends Helicopter Purchase

Commander of the Ecuadoran Air Force (FAE), Rodrigo Bohorquez, said today that the helicopters purchased from India met all the requested requirements for purchase, ruling out that the investment was made “on a whim”.

Source: Poder 360, 29-Oct-09

27-Oct-09 FAE-604 HAL Dhruv Quito, Ecuador

27-Oct-09