Three Killed in Eucador's Second HAL Dhruv Crash

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  1. Sea Eagle

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    Three military personals onboard HAL Dhruv of Eucador Government were killed in a crash, The President's office of the country announced. The helicopter was reportedly on election duty, but was not assigned to transport President at any time.
    According to AFP report, The helicopter was flying from Guayaquil to country's capital Quito. It went down in the Chimborazo region according to military spokesperson.
    Three military personal lost their lives (Lieutenant Jorge Luis Flores, Sgt. Unda Christian Benanides and Capt. Hector Caicedo ) (RIP).
    The pilot Fabian Pazos survived the crash and is currently in intensive care
     
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    praneetbajpaie Tihar Jail Banned

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    RIP to the dead. Bad for Dhruv and HAL
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    this is their second crash, dont they properly service the heli ?
     
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    Don't know mate. The pilot has survived. He Might be able to tell something
     
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    rip to those who died.......this will reflect poorly on the image of hal products........waiting to know the causes
     
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    This is the second accident done by Ecuador pilots seems servicing issues.
     
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    HAL products are good just wait for the investigation before coming to such conclusions .
     
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    :( RIP,

    This is bad for HAL's image :/
     
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    That means Pakis were right about costly spare parts and servicing issues :sad:
     
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    Mate.. Remember that it was the same HAL product that gave outstanding performance during Uttrakhand floods... While those Ruskies helis were facing problems
     
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    First crash in October 2009 was because of pilot error.

    LINK: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pilot-at-fault-for-Dhruv-crash-in-Ecuador-Probe/articleshow/5341930.cms?referral=PM
     
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    India has faced no issues with the Dhruvs. Either the choppers are not being maintained properly or they have used spurious spares or their training of pilots is suspect or human error. Not to say that there cannot be any glitch in the bird itself but given the record of Dhruv in India, it may not be the fault of the machine
     
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    RIP to the dead.

    HAL should station a couple of personnel in Ecuador to overlook their maintenance.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    You dont service simple machine it will break.This is helicoper you are talking about.
     
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    last time when the accident happened in ecuador involving dhruv it was said to be pilot error. This time too i am praying to be the same, but only the problem is the parties who use this news to tarnish our country's image would not think the same......
     
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    Kindly dont post such cheap Information, Eucador`s official denied that themselves, HAL didn't even cared to rebutt ..

    On to the Topic : This incident can be very well related to terrorism, Last year a Colombian tucano was shot down by narcos ..

     
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    The crash occurred after a long time , last time a crash occurred is during 2009.

    I think this event do not downgrade HAL and dhruvs. India is using dhruvs and even Equador is using them for 5 years.

    Must be weather or pilot error or poor maintenance.
     
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  19. Sea Eagle

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    Sorry then.. :clobber:

    Btw how can it be terrorists it was on election duty .. looks like pilot error
     
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    Yup HAL cant be downgraded.. Indian armed forces are not having any problem with Dhruvs. Neither are other operators...
     
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    Bad news may the brave soul rest in peace:hail:

    hope HAL comes out with clean:thumb:
     

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