Date & Time: Mar 16, 2016
Operator:
Registration:
YI-119
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Balad - Balad
MSN:
208B-1309
YOM:
2008
Country:
Iraq
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While cruising at low height in the region of the Balad Airbase, the single engine aircraft was shot down by a 57 mm antiaircraft gunfire. Out of control, it dove into the ground and crashed in Hawijah, northeast of the airbase. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all three crew members were killed.
Causes:
Shot down by antiaircraft fire.