India's Dhruv Helo Records Fifth Crash | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.02.15

Airborne 03.03.15

Airborne 03.04.15

Airborne 03.05.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.02.15

Airborne 03.03.15

Airborne 03.04.15

Airborne 03.05.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Tue, Jan 17, 2012

India's Dhruv Helo Records Fifth Crash

Five Onboard Test Flight Expected To Survive

An indigenously-developed multi-role helicopter in India has suffered what that nation's News X Live online service says is the fifth crash in the program's troubled development. The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Dhruv went down Sunday at the Mana Airport in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district. The Times of India reports two pilots and three technicians onboard were transported to Ramkrishna Hospital, where all were expected to survive, but the pilot was initially listed in serious condition.

There's no indication on possible cause so far. The Dhruv was first announced in 1984, but changing military priorities and US sanctions on India following a nuclear test in 1998 are cited as factors delaying the helicopter's development. It entered service in 2002 with the Indian Armed Forces, and is also available in civilian trim.

The aircraft involved in Sunday's mishap was reportedly operated by India's Border Security Force, and was engaged in a test flight.

FMI: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmlrb9mOYT0

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.05.15: AW609 Milestone, EASA Cert: S-76D, UAVs Coming To Oshkosh!

Also: SAFE, PC-12 Theft Thwarted, MyGoFlight Heli Solutions, Updated: Bell 412EPI, Big Bell 'Relentless' Deal The AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor program has achieved a key mileston>[...]

Harrison Ford Injured In Forced Landing

Actor, Pilot, And Aviation Advocate Went Down On A California Golf Course Harrison Ford sustained moderate injuries Thursday when the the airplane he was piloting ... which appears>[...]

AeroSports Update: The Only Ice Runway In The Lower 48 Is Open

Winter Weather Can Sometimes Put A Crimp On Recreational Flying Unless You Have Snow Skis, Tundra Tires, Or An Ice Runway The question is; what does Alton Bay, NH have in common wi>[...]

Delta Jet Slides Off Runway At LaGuardia Airport

No Injuries Among The 127 Passengers Aboard The MD-88 A Delta Airlines MD-88 with 127 passengers and five crew on board arriving from Atlanta skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Ai>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.06.15)

Flying Stuart Little's Airplane Got a little one at home? Try your tyke out on the free online airplane game, "Flying Stuart Little's Aeroplane.">[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC