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06 NOV 14

CW4 Stien P. Gearhart [P]
CW4 Jon L. Hartway [P]

Idaho

1-183 ARB (ID ARNG)
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at approx 1900 hrs south of Gowen Field while on a routine annual proficiency evaluation training mission. Investigation continues.

09 APR 13

CW3 Matthew P. Ruffner [P]
CW2 Jarett M. Yoder [P]

Afghanistan

B/1-104 AVN (PA ARNG) - (ATCH 101 CAB)
#09-05636 "GUN 23"
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A/C crashed at approx 0900 hrs in Gera Khel area of Pachir Aw Agam district of Nangarhar province while conducting recons of various checkpoints in support of ground forces. Cause is suspected to be a material failure in the M/R system which caused a loss of control and subsequent crash. Investigation of accident continues.

28 MAY 12

CPT John R. Brainard III [P]
CW5 John C. Pratt [P]

Afghanistan

12 CAB
#05-07012
A/C was conducting combat operations in Wardak province when it was shot down by enemy fire.

26 MAY 11

CW2 Christopher R. Thibodeau [P]
1 injured

Afghanistan

C/1-4 ARB
#04-05425
A/C crashed in the Nika district of Paktika Province. A/C was in flight of 2 that departed FOB in support of troops in contact. A/C split up to cover the NAIs and entered a restrictive wadi in rising mountainous terrain at approx 75 KTAS and 300-500' AGL. Due to rising terrain, a steep left-hand turn exceeding 50 deg of bank was executed while at 34 KTAS and 70' AGL. During the turn, rotor RPM drooped and crew recovered by establishing a quick rate of descent, however prior to impact, rotor slowed below 86% causing generators to drop offline and A/C impacted ground, tearing apart the underside, then impacted a steep rock wall nose first and came to rest on its right side.

28 APR 11

CPT Richard Van de Perre [IP]

Alabama

1-14 AVN
#98-05054
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A/C was 50' AWL and 111 KTAS when it hit a ferry cable over Alabama River at Packers Bend at approx 1200 hours near Monroeville while on a routine training flight. Dutch exchange student pilot made an emergency landing approx 2 mi from wire strike location.

02 MAY 10

1LT Jonathan Shively Jr [CPG]
PC injured

South Carolina

C/1-151 AVN
#00-05190
A material failure caused the mast to separate from the A/C, M/R struck forward fuselage after contact with the tarmac while taxiing to park at approx 1445 hours at McEntire Joint National Guard Base near Eastover.

22 MAY 09

CW4 Brent S. Cole [IP]
PI injured

Afghanistan

C/1-82 ARB
#07-05528
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A/C crashed in Tarin Kowt after an engine #1 oil PSI caution and pilot elected to pull the power lever to idle. Conditions where A/C was operating did not allow for adequate single engine flight. Pilot drooped the rotor, yawed, impacted the ground and an intense post crash fire resulted.

20 AUG 07

CW2 James R.V. Linder [IP]
CW2 Clayton S. Barnes [CP]

Utah

1-211 AVN (UT ARNG)
#88-00220
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A/C crashed 5 mi south of Eagle Mountain at approx 1720 hours while on a daylight training flight mission. Crash attributed to a change in wx, flying into direction of sun and disorientation.

02 FEB 07

CW4 Keith Yoakum [PC]
CW2 Jason G. Defrenn [CP]

Iraq

A/1-227 AVN
#02-05337 "CRAZY HORSE 08"
A/C was conducting Combat Air Patrol in trail position when it came under heavy machine gun fire. Pilots called in to lead and announced they had lost utility hydraulics and could no longer fire gun, but could go fixed rockets. In spite of their severely damaged A/C, they radioed that they were ready to engage. They continued to provide cover while attempting to acquire and suppress the enemy to keep attention away from their wingman, when A/C was brought down near an island in the Tigris River near Taji.

28 JAN 07

CW3 Cornell C. Chao [P]
CPT Mark T. Resh [P]

Iraq

4-227 AVN
[Need Tail#]
A/C shot down and crashed north of the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf while conducting operations to assist Iraqi Security Forces that were attacked earlier.

06 NOV 06

CW4 John R. Priestner [PC]
CW2 Miles P. Henderson [CP]

Iraq

A/1-82 ARB
#04-05443
A/C was lead of a 2-ship night combat mission when aircraft impacted the ground during a turn while returning to home base, reportedly due to deteriorating weather conditions. A post-crash fire ensued. Accident occurred near Balad in Salah ad-Din Province.

19 SEP 06

CW3 Timothy R. Breneman [IP]
CW2 Terry M. Thomas [CP]

Germany

C/2-159 ATK
#00-05225
A/C crashed in the area of Range 301 on the Grafenwoehr Army training grounds while on a training mission. Crash was attributed to target fixation.

02 JUL 06

CW3 William T. Flanigan [PC]
CP injured

Afghanistan

R/4-278 ACR
#90-00464
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A/C crashed approx. 3 miles NE of Kandahar Airfield shortly after takeoff while responding to a rocket attack against the airfield. A/C impacted the ground at approx 120 KIAS, skipped once and struck the ground a second time about 50m from initial impact point. Cause was determined to be an "equipment malfunction".

01 APR 06

CW3 Michael L. Hartwick [PC]
CPT Timothy J. Moshier [CP]

Iraq

4-4 AVN BDE
#02-05339
A/C shot down by hostile fire SW of Baghdad near Yussifiyah during combat operations.

16 JAN 06

CW3 Rex C. Kenyon [IP]
CW2 Ruel M. Garcia [CP]

Iraq

B/1-4 ARB
#03-05395
A/C engaged and destroyed by MANPAD near Mishahda while conducting combat air patrol in support of TF Ironhorse.

26 DEC 05

CW4 Richard M. Salter [IP]
CW2 Isaias E. Santos [CP]

Iraq

1-4 ARB
#03-05375
A/C crashed in Western Baghdad after mid-air with another AH-64. A/C was lead in flight of two when wing A/C lost contact. Trail initiated lost contact procedures and moved back into position off lead's right wing. Lead called for a right turn flying relatively straight along a canal at approx 450' AGL in a slight climb. Trail was in a slight decent attempting to regain position when rate of closure was too fast and flew into path of lead, striking the M/R system of lead. Trail initiated emergency roll-on landing.

11 JUL 05

CW2 Christopher C. Martin [P]
PC injured

Texas

1-4 ARB
#03-05374
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A/C crashed north of Lake Belton while on a flight training mission on Ft. Hood. Cause of crash determined to be front seat pilot lap belt restraints not fastened which only allowed PC 46% of available aft cyclic travel.

27 JUN 05

CW4 Keith R. Mariotti [PC]
CW2 Steven E. Shephard [CP]

Iraq

3/3 AVN
#01-05261
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A/C shot down by MANPAD in Mishahda, 20 miles N of Baghdad. White smoke billowed from the helicopter before it burst into flames and slammed into the ground.

05 MAY 05

CW3 Richard B. James [P]
1LT Christopher M. Plummer [P]

North Carolina

C/1/130 AVN (NC ARNG)
#90-00480
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A/C crashed in the Cape Fear River near Buckhorn Dam on the Chatham-Lee county line during an NOE training mission. Crash occurred approx 20 min prior to sunset in light rain into a setting sun with a broken to overcast sky when pilots failed to detect wires suspended across the river 50' AGL, striking multiple 1.25 in. wires and crashed into the river.

26 FEB 05

CW3 Aaron W. Cowan [IP]
CPT Dion J. Burmaz [CP]

Korea

1/2 AVN
#99-05153
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A/C crashed near Paju, northern Gyeonggi province, during a training mission. Investigation determined no one was operating the flight controls for seconds preceding the accident.

21 JAN 05

CPT Joe F. Lusk II [P]
P injured

Kuwait

3/3 AVN
#01-05270
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A/C crashed NW of Kuwait City after it took off from Camp Arifjan on a training mission. A/C was conducting daytime practice running fire attacks and complete functions checks on 30mm and ARS. On 3rd and final run, A/C approached at a faster rate than previous runs. During egress turn away from target, A/C entered a 15 deg. dive at 2,500 FPM rate of descent, impacting the ground at 134 KIAS in a nose-down, 26-deg. right bank.

09 DEC 04

1LT Andrew C. Shields [P]
CW4 Patrick D. Leach [P]

Iraq

A/1/151 AVN (SC ARNG)
#91-0112
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site. (UH-60 Crash Photo)
A/C hit UH-60 Blackhawk #82-23668 from N/4-278 ACR that was at a refueling depot at the Mosul Airfield during a night flight.

22 JUN 04

CW2 Nicholas P. DiMona II [P]
WO1 William L. Loffer [P]

Georgia

C/1/3 AVN RGT
#02-05308
A/C crashed into the dense thicket of trees and woods 5 mi W of Richmond Hill in a training area on Ft Stewart during a night practice mission. Crew mistakenly identified a 2nd aircraft from the one they were to follow, became disoriented and failed to notice their A/C was descending. A/C struck treetops approx 75' AGL which tore off the TADS, PNVS, left missile and rail, and part of the left wing. PC increased power and began a cyclic climb with power above max power available and rotor RPM continued to decay. At 1000' the A/C began to spin to the right and descend. At 200' the electrical power was lost due to low rotor RPM and A/C crashed.

11 APR 04

CW2 Lawrence S. Colton [P]
CW3 Wesley C. Fortenberry [P]

Iraq

C/1/227 AVN
#02-05301
A/C was hit by a missile while they were fighting to protect a Humvee patrol and a fuel-transport convoy that were under attack, and outnumbered, on the highway near Baghdad Airport.

08 JUN 03

CW3 Andrew D. Robbins [IP]
WO1 Devon E. DeSouza [PI]

Kosovo

C/1/1 AVN
#87-0473
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A/C crashed and caught fire north of Gnjilane after hitting cable car wires from a mining operation.

13 DEC 02

DAC Don L. Brown (CW3-Ret) [IP]
CPT Stephen J. Valent [P]

Alabama

1/14 AVN
#98-5058 "LONGBOW 31"
A/C was on a night-time gunnery training 12 miles from Ft. Rucker on the Molinelli Range when the weather worsened. A/C crashed attempting to return to airfield. Investigators suspect pilot disorientation due to inadvertent IMC and subsequent impact with terrain as the probable cause of the accident.

21 AUG 02

1LT Dustin Shannon [P]
CW3 James J. Wallenburg [P]

Korea

B/1/6 CAV
#91-0121
A/C crashed into a hillside on a nighttime mission near Chuncheon. The weather contributed to poor choices in altitude, airspeed and outflying the sensor.

09 FEB 02

WO1 Justin S. Swofford [P]
P injured

Florida

1/111 AVN (FL ARNG)
#87-0466
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on a routine training mission operating as part of a four aircraft team on Camp Blanding. An ARNG investigative board said the crash was caused by a mechanical problem that interrupted the fuel supply to both the A/C's engines.

09 OCT 01

CW3 Michael E. Reece [IP]
CP injured

Poland

B/2/6 CAV
#87-0413
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A/C crashed near Lagow under NVG and low level (tactical) terrain flight conditions during "Victory Strike II" exercise in Poland, against the Polish Army. While transitioning from NOE, A/C entered 90' trees at approx 90 KIAS due to error in transfer of controls.

11 JUL 00

CW3 Gregory A. Clevenger [PC]
1LT Steven J. Jordon [P]

Arizona

1/285 ATKHB (AZ ARNG)
#90-0335
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A/C had just accepted the target handover for their next engagement when their radio abruptly went silent. When they failed to report �engagement complete�. A/C had impacted the ground, causing the fire at approx. 2000 hours. The ensuing investigation into the cause of the accident revealed that there was no damage or failure prior to impact; the cause of the crash on the Barry M. Goldwater Range has never been determined.

05 MAY 99

CW3 David A. Gibbs [P]
CW2 Kevin L. Reichert [P]

Albania

C/6/6 CAV
#88-0225

A/C was observed to pitch up, roll right, and descend about 150' to ground impact from cruise flight about 45 KIAS, exploding on impact during a training mission for Kosovo. Cause of crash was undetermined due to degree of damage sustained.

04 DEC 97

CW2 Philip W. Bowers Jr [P]
CPT Donald J. Lee [P]

Texas

A/1-4 AVN
#88-0248
A/C banked left and flew into a rocky hillside at 100 mph, breaking the helicopter into pieces thrown more than 200' away as it burst into flames after an inflight fire during a daytime training mission 10 miles SE of San Saba at approx. 1030 hours.

14 FEB 94

DAC Don L. Rollins
DAC Kenneth P. Shriver

Louisiana

Rockwell Intl
#88-0280

During cruise flight at 1400' AGL, the #1 M/R blade separated from hub assembly and A/C crashed in a nose-low attitude near Spearsville. Crash due to a possible strap pack failure while on return flight from Ft. Belvoir.

19 MAY 93

CW3 Pedro F. Socorro [IP]
CP injured

Alabama

D/1-14 AVN
#84-24229
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at Ech stagefield on Ft. Rucker due to wind shear. IP landed A/C due to thunderstorm and informed student pilot to lock tail wheel. As acft came to stop, a microburst hit the acft and rolled it onto its right side. M/R blades disintegrated and T/B separated.

09 JAN 92

DAC Jerry R. Culverhouse [P] (MAJ-Ret)

Alabama

D/1-14 AVN
#83-23824
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C tookoff and entered IMC due to fog, pilot initiated right climbing turn and A/C descended into trees and crashed about 500m east of stagefield. Backseat pilot experienced spatial disorientation due to lack of visual cues.

30 OCT 90

CW2 Clarence E. Hall [PC]
CW3 John A. Wilkinson III [CP]

Germany

B/4-229 AVN
#86-8954

A/C was in a multi-ship night-aided, low-level, company deep-attack training mission near Baiersdorf when A/C struck a power line at 100 KIAS and about 180' AGL, fell 150' with little or no rotor RPM, struck the ground on top of a berm in a 36-degree nose-low, right-roll attitude.

17 OCT 89

CW3 Lester G. Baggett Jr [P]
1LT John D. Murphy [P]

Germany

C/2/6 CAV
#84-24259

A/C crashed after a wire strike near the village of Neustadt an der Aisch, about 25 miles NW of Nuremberg.

29 JUN 89

CW2 Bruce A. Pinner [CP]
P injured

Florida

1/11 AVN (FL ARNG)
#86-9052
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at approx. 1100 hours during a flight from Craig Field in Jacksonville to Camp Blanding in Clay County. Investigation determined that a piece of sheet metal used to help secure a door had been improperly stored, dislodged and struck the T/R system.

21 AUG 87

CW4 Ronald R. Rivera [IP]
1 injured

Alabama

D/1-14 AVN
#83-23793
A/C was hovering at approx 200' AGL when it began a right descending spiral and crashed at firing point seven at the old Hammond Range. The T/R swashplate froze causing the rotor rpm to dip below 90%.

22 NOV 80

John E. Ludwig [P]
James W. Grouix [P]

California

 

Hughes Helicopters
#79-23257

Mid-air collision with a T-28 just offshore of Seacliff Park in Encinitas during test flight of YAH-64. Photographer William L. Freeman was killed in the T-28 and pilot parachuted to safety.

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