Algerian Air Force AW101 crashes
On 16 December 2020, an al-Quwwat al-Bahriyya al-Djazairiya (Algerian Naval Forces) Leonardo AW101 Mk610 crashed into the sea off Port de BouHaroun. All three occupants are reported to have died in the crash.
According to a press release, the helicopter was on a training mission when problems occurred. At around 11:25 hrs LT, the AW101 with serial MS-25 (construction number 50232/AN-05) crashed. The helicopter was delivered in 2011 and since operated by 560ème Escadron de Recherche et Sauvetage (560ERS) based at El Boulaida, southwest of the capital Algiers (Algeria).
An investigation into the cause of the accident has started.
Photo: Stephen John Rendle, kindly provided by Air-Britain Photographic Images Collection