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Three Killed In Ecuador's 2nd HAL Dhruv Crash

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by Soumya, Feb 22, 2014.

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  1. Soumya

    Soumya Major STAR MEMBER

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    Three persons on board an HAL-built Dhruv helicopter of the Ecuadorian government were killed in a crash, the President's office in the country has announced. The helicopter was reportedly on election duty, but was not assigned to transport the country's president at any time.

    According to an AFP report, the Dhruv chopper was flying from Guayaquil to the country's capital Quito. It went down in the Chimborazo region, according to an Ecuadorian military spokesperson.

    The three Ecuadorian military personnel who've lost their lives are Lieutenant Jorge Luis Flores, Sgt Unda Christian Benavides, and Captain Hector Caicedo. (RIP.) Captain Fabian Pazos survived the crash and is currently in intensive care.

    This is the second Dhruv in Ecuadorian service to crash -- the first, during a military parade in October 2009, though both pilots escaped with minor injuries.

    Livefist: BREAKING: Three Killed In Ecuador's 2nd HAL Dhruv Crash
     
  2. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    RIP to the dead...bad news for Dhruv exports. HAL's build quality is surely the reason behind crash.
     
  3. Gessler

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    [MENTION=9724]Sagar alias Jacky[/MENTION]

    The last crash was some 5 years ago. I wouldn't read too much into reliability of the chopper, it's very good.

    RIP to the people who died.

    Let's wait for the investigation report, the first crash in 2009 was due to pilot error as the reports said.
     
  4. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    need more details
     
  5. Zeus_@21

    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Best idea is to replace all the Ecuadorian dhurvs with the new ALH version ......free of cost. That will boost up more trust into the customers.
     
  6. CountryFirst2

    CountryFirst2 Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    That'll also boost liability. No we should just replace the two which fell. And that too, only the ones which fell due to pilot error.
     
  7. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    are they doing the maintenance properly ??
     
  8. ColdPlay

    ColdPlay Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Hopes it's not technical fault.
     
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