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Location

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28 MAY 14

PFC Jacob H. Wykstra
9 injured

Afghanistan

16 CAB
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed in Maruf district in Kandahar province at approx 1130 hrs. A/C was tasked as flight lead at 2215 hrs for a 2-ship NVG insertion of a QRF to provide security for an unpartnered Medevac mission. During approach at the HLZ, crew initiated a go around due to forming dust cloud. While initiating the climb, the M/R rpm drooped, causing the A/C to move forward and down through the dust cloud and struck a cell phone tower. Investigation also determined that the ARF team had unbuckled their seat belts prior to landing resulting with some team members thrown from the A/C during impact. ARF PAX was with 4-4 INF.

15 JAN 14

CPT Clayton Carpenter [PI]
PC & CE injured

Georgia

C/3-160 SOAR
#05-20005
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was RTB from a night training flight when it experienced hard-landing during final approach at Hunter AAF at approx 2324 hrs. Prelim indication of cause was non-installation of cotterpin in the T/R gearbox causing loss of T/R thrust.

17 DEC 13

CW2 Randy L. Billings [P]
CW2 Joshua B. Silverman [P]
SGT Peter C. Bohler [CE]
SPC Terry K.D. Gordon [G]
SFC Omar W. Forde
SSG Jesse L. Williams
1 injured

Afghanistan

B/3-1 AVN
#09-20186 "ARROWSMITH 35"
A/C crashed at approx 1400 hours in Shahjoy district of Zabul province in southern Afghanistan.
No Further Details.

11 MAR 13

CW2 Bryan J. Henderson [PC]
CPT Sara M. (Knutson) Cullen [P]
SSG Steven P. Blass [FI]
SSG Marc A. Scialdo [CE]
SPC Zackary L. Shannon [CE]

Afghanistan

B/4-3 AVN
#90-26270
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was Chalk 2 in flight of two on a day/night and NVG RL progression training flight when it crashed at approx 2200 hours in Daman district outside Kandahar city during a heavy rainstorm. Flight departed airfield at 2124 hrs in staggered left formation at 1500' AGL and 100 KIAS. While in a right-hand orbit with low illum and no visible horizon, A/C was placed into an unrecoverable attitude and impacted the ground.

16 AUG 12

CW3 Brian D. Hornsby [P]
CW2 Suresh N.A. Krause [P]
SGT Luis A. Oliver Galbreath [CE]
SPC Richard A. Essex [G]
PO1 Sean P. Carson (USN)
PO1 Patrick D. Feeks (USN)
PO2 David J. Warsen (USN)
3 ANA killed
2 injured

Afghanistan

A/2-25 AVN
#90-26584 "OZZIE 72"
A/C crashed while on a mission in Khashir area of Chenarto village in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province.
No Further Details.

02 JUL 12

SSG Roberto A. Rodriguez Jr

Afghanistan

 


A/C was performing a MEDEVAC hoist training mission that was being filmed by PAO. Soldier was approx 75' to the front of A/C under a large cedar type tree to film the departure. On takeoff, the A/C was climbing to gain altitude to clear the tall trees at the end of LZ directly over PAO when the rotor wash dislodged 3-4 large tree limbs which fell and struck the soldier.

19 APR 12

CW2 Nicholas S. Johnson [P]
CW2 Don C. Viray [P]
SPC Dean R. Shaffer Jr [CE]
SPC Chris J. Workman [G]

Afghanistan

2-25 AVN
#90-26206
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A/C was chase bird for Medevac acft when it crashed at approx 2100 hours in the Khan Neshin-Dewalak area near Garmsir in Helmand Province during a nighttime mission in bad wx enroute to assist in the evacuation of wounded Afghan police officers. During zero illum flight, A/C entered a gradual left turn that steepened into a 110 deg left bank with a nose-low descent at altitude where recovery was not possible.

13 OCT 11

SSG Robert B. Cowdrey [MD]

Afghanistan

C/3-82 CAB
#08-20164
A/C was on a MEDEVAC mission in Kunar province arriving at LZ at approx 2000 hrs. A/C was peforming a two-wheel landing at LZ to allow MD to onboard 2 urgent patients. MD then exited to get third patient and was returning to A/C when he was struck by a M/R blade.

21 SEP 10

CW2 Jonah D. McClellan [P]
CW3 Matthew G. Wagstaff [PC]
SSG Joshua D. Powell [CE]
SGT Marvin R. Calhoun Jr [G]
MAJ Robert F. Baldwin
LT Brendan J. Looney (USN SEAL)
SCPO D. Blake McLendon (USN)
PO2 Adam O. Smith (USN SEAL)
PO3 Denis C. Miranda (USN SEAL)
3 injured

Afghanistan

B/5-101 AVN REGT
#93-26517
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was Chalk 3 in flight of 3 Black Hawks when it crashed in northwestern Zabul Province in the Daychopan district near Chinaran village while on a spec ops mission. Flight departed PZ at 0351 hrs for a night insertion of ground force elements and was attempting to land on rocky terrain from a hover. Crew was initiating a go-around when low rotor audio alarm sounded and A/C impacted a rock formation. Power demanded exceeded the power available due to environmental conditions during excessive nose-low attitude in takeoff sequence, that caused decrease in rotor RPM.

21 JUN 10

SSG Brandon M. Silk [CE]
PVT Timothy J. Aplin (ADF)
PVT Benjamin A. Chuck (ADF)
PVT Scott T. Palmer (ADF)
11 injured

Afghanistan

C/5-101 AVN
#92-26448
A/C was lead in flight of 4 on a mission and was descending to low level after approaching RP, applied collective prior to contacting ground too late and encountered a hard landing at approx 0339 in the northern part of Kandahar province.

17 APR 10

SSG James R. Patton
3 crewmembers injured

Iraq

B/3-158 AHB
#95-26648
A/C crashed near Al-Mahzam area Camp Speicher outside Tikrit. SSG Patton was assigned to 3-75 Ranger Regiment.
No Further Details.

03 FEB 10

CW4 Gary M. Farwell [IP]
CW2 Clayton M. Hickman [P]
SPC Matthew E. Clark [CE]

Germany

G/52 AVN REGT
#87-24621 "DUKE 27"
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A/C was conducting an IFR approach to Coleman AAF when it crashed near Lampertheim at approx 1820 hours in the woods near a motorway junction (A67) at Viernheim and Lorsch. A/C requested lower alt from 6000' MSL at 1646:23Z due to icing, at 1646:52 decending to 5000 MSL, at 1657:01 initial decent to 3500, last radio transmit at 1708:50 at 3026 MSL. Decent was 2000 FPM at 1709:22, 6000 FPM at 1709:34, 2500 FPM at 1709:41 (1000 AGL), 8000 FPM at 1709:44 and 12000 FPM at 1709:47Z as radar contact was lost (impact). All radio transmissions including the last showed no evidence of any problem or stress, except for the icing at 6000 MSL about 20 minutes prior to the crash. The AR 15-6 dated 21 May 2010 could not establish a cause.

*Crew is also buried in a single casket at Arlington National Cemetery.

22 OCT 09

SSG James R. Stright [C]
8 injured

Virginia

160 SOAR
#92-26410
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed into USNS Arctic off the coast of Fort Story at approx 2000 hours during a training exercise that involved rappelling down a rope to the ship.
No Further Details.

19 SEP 09

SPC Michael S. Cote Jr [C]
11 injured

Iraq

38 CAB
#79-23272
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed after flying into IFR conditions at approx 2000 hours inside the fenced perimeter of Joint Base Balad (Camp Anaconda), after a dust storm overtook the acft.

Cote was attached to 38 CAB from A/1-52 AVN.

19 AUG 09

CW4 Terrance W. Geer [P]
CW4 Robert M. Johnson [P]
SSG Chad A. Tucker [CE]
SSG Paul R. Jackson [CE]

Colorado

D/1-160 SOAR
#91-26378
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was performing high altitude training on Mt. Massive when it crashed at approx 1400 hours at the 14,200' level. Investigation concluded the crew's flight plan didn't take into account the A/C's performance limits at that altitude.

12 JAN 09

SSG Charles C. Mitts* [C]
2LT Zachary R. Cook
3 injured

Texas

36 CAB (TX ARNG)
#91-26321
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A/C crashed after takeoff at 1500 hours on the Texas A&M Campus (Duncan Field) while on a routine transport mission shuttling ROTC personnel to an annual training exercise at Camp Swift. A/C was about to go to Easterwood Airport for refueling and was at approx 100-150' AGL when it began to spin left uncontrollably, lost altitude and hit the ground. An unidentified T/R malfunction was determined to be the cause. Crew attempted to land the A/C in LZ to reduce collateral damage, injury or loss of life rather than flying out over populated area.
*SGT Mitts died 2 days later of injuries.

16 NOV 07

SGT Steven C. Ganczewski

Iraq

160 SOAR
[Need Tail#]
Fire team leader assigned to the 3-75 Ranger Regiment killed as a result of a 40' fall out of the A/C during a combat operation at approx 2302 hrs near Balad.

08 NOV 07

CW2 DavidAngelo F. Alvarez [PI]
CPT Christian P. Skoglund [PC]
CPT Cartize B. Durham (USAF)
SRA Kenneth P. Hauprich Jr (USAF)
SSG Robert D. Rogers (USAF)
SSG Mark A. Spence (USAF)
5 others injured

Italy

G/52 AVN REGT
#88-26025
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed in an open area near the Piave River north of Treviso, between Maserata Sul Piave and Santa Lucia Di Piave after departing Aviano AFB. USAF personnel were from 31 FW. Crash caused by the failure of bell crank in the yaw axis that locked the anti-torque pedals in a full left input.

11 SEP 07

CW2 David M. Stanley [PC]
CPT Scott N. Shimp [PI]
SGT Jeffrey S. Angel II [CE]

Alabama

C/4-101 AVN
#94-26560
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was Chalk 2 in flight of three when the flight went IIMC. Chalk 1 & 3 recovered safely while Chalk 2 entered the clouds and developed an unusual attitude that was unrecoverable and hit a power line and crashed into a field near a house about 1815 hours near Skyline on a training mission flying from Fort Campbell to the municipal airport in Chattanooga.

22 AUG 07

CPT Corry P. Tyler [PC]
CW2 Paul J. Flynn [PI]
SGT Matthew L. Tallman [CE]
SPC Rickey L. Bell [OR]

3 IBCT/25 ID PAX:
CPL Jeremy P. Bouffard
SPC Phillip J. Brodnick
CPT Derek A. Dobogai
CPL Joshua S. Harmon
SPC Michael A. Hook
SPC Nathan C. Hubbard
SGT Garrett I. McLead
SSG Jason L. Paton
SPC Jessy G. Pollard
SPC Tyler R. Seideman

Iraq

D/4-6 ACS
#06-27077 "DARKHORSE 6"
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed while taking part in a nighttime operation in Multaka, near Kirkuk (flight of two). A/C incurred a T/R driveshaft failure, spun to the right multiple times and crashed and impacted at 150 Gs.

17 JUL 07

SGT Nathan S. Barnes
1 injured

Iraq

C/4/3 AVN
[Need Tail#]
Infantry PAX (4-31 INF RGT) killed when he was hit by small arms fire while preparing to exit A/C at an air assault LZ near Rushdi Mullah.

10 MAR 07

DAC John B. Bolling [IP]
2 WO1's injured
2LT injured

Alabama

1-212 AVN
#86-24561
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at Skelly Stagefield near Opp while attempting a roll-on landing. On touchdown, A/C landed hard and M/R flexed down and struck the T/R driveshaft. IP died of massive head injuries on 12MAR07.

20 JAN 07

MAJ Michael V. Taylor [PC]
CPT Sean E. Lyerly [PI]
SFC John G. Brown [CE]
1SG William T. Warren [C]
COL Brian D. Allgood
SSG Daryl D. Booker
LTC David C. Canegata III
SGM Marilyn L. Gabbard
CSM Roger W. Haller
COL Paul M. Kelly
SSG Floyd E. Lake
CPL Victor M. Langarica

Iraq

C/1-131 AVN
[Need Tail#] "EASY 40"
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was chalk #2 of 2 Black Hawks ("EASY 71"-lead) ferrying troops to Baghdad when it was hit by ground fire and crashed NE of Baghdad near Khan Bani Sa`ad.

21 DEC 06

CW2 James E. Whitehead [PC]
CW2 Patrick J. Paige [PI]
SGT Thomas L. Clarkston Jr [CE]

Washington

D/4-6 ACS
#92-26422
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on the south side of 1,835' Mount Peak near the county fairgrounds during a night training mission from Ft. Lewis. A/C impacted the side of a mountain in a near-vertical high rate of descent.

11 OCT 06

CWO Scott W. Dyer

Afghanistan

3-3 SFG
[Need Tail#]
SF Warrant Officer (PAX) was hit by small arms fire and fell from A/C during a combat operation near Banditemur.

08 AUG 06

SGT Jeffery S. Brown [CE]
SGT Steven P. Mennemeyer [MO]
4 injured

Iraq

82 MED (AA)
#86-24535 "LEATHERNECK 46"
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C based in Korean Village near Ar Rutbah crashed into a lake 10 nm SE while on an area familiarization flight in Anbar Province.
No Further Details.

21 JUN 06

SSG Heathe N. Craig [MO]
PFC Brian J. Bradbury

Afghanistan

159 MED CO (AA)
#82-223745 "DUSTOFF 62"

MD and wounded soldier fell 30' to the rocky terrain during medevac extraction from combat operations in Naray when the rescue hoist cable snapped due to cable rubbng the cargo door track caused by oscillations during hoisting. MD had successfully extracted first wounded soldier.

09 JUN 06

1LT Landon R. Casillas [P]

Tennessee

50 MED (AA)
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C made a precautionary landing at Outlaw Field after warning light came on during a routine maintenance mission. Soldier was killed by M/R blade strike after exiting A/C.

30 MAR 06

PFC Joseph J. Duenas

Iraq

101 DIV (AA)
[Need Tail#]
Soldier killed as a result of a fall out of the A/C while returning from a combat operation near Kirkuk (At-Ta'mim).

07 JAN 06

CW4 Chester W. Troxel [P]
1LT Jaime L. Campbell [P]
SPC Michael I. Edwards [CE]
SPC Jacob E. Melson [CE]
MAJ Stuart M. Anderson
1LT Joseph D. DeMoors
MAJ Douglas A. LaBouff
CPT Michael R. Martinez
DAC Darren D. Braswell
CIV Charles S. Allen
CIV Arsenio Domingo
CIV Robert Timmann

Iraq

B/1-207 AVN REGT (AK ARNG)
#91-26346 "ICY 33"
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site. WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was Chalk 2 in a two-ship formation providing support for the 101st CA and was flying from Mosul to Tal 'Afar when communications were lost. A/C went down in a sparsely populated area 7 mi east of the town of Tal 'Afar. A/C was attempting to change trail positions by gaining altitude to avoid rotorwash and then descending back to formation altitude. Crash occurred when the A/C descended past formation altitude and into the ground at a very shallow angle at 105 KIAS.

03 NOV 05

CPT Jeffrey P. Toczylowski

Iraq

#91-26368
1/10 SFG(A) soldier killed as a result of a fall out of the A/C during combat operation in al-Anbar Province.

29 NOV 04

CW2 Mark W. Evans Jr [P]
CW2 David H. Gardner Jr [P]
SPC Richard L. Brown [CE]
BG Charles B. Allen
CPT Todd T. Christmas
CW5 Douglas V. Clapp
COL James M. Moore

Texas

A/2-4 AVN
#98-26827
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C struck a guy wire attached to the television station KXXV 1800' tower near Bruceville-Eddy, enroute from Ft. Hood to Texarkana shortly after 7 a.m. in heavy fog. The tower's warning lights where knocked out by a storm the previous week.

12 AUG 04

SGT Daniel L. Galvan [CE]
3 crewmembers injured
9 USMC PAX injured

Afghanistan

2/25 AVN
#96-26699
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was Chalk 2 of 2 UH-60Ls and 2 USMC AH-1Ws providing a daytime QRF demo for visiting dignitaries outside Camp Salerno near Khowst. Chalk 2 was ascending and descending over small hills in the area and crested a 400' hill, it then nosed into a dive so steep that wheel chocks rose off the cabin floor and flew forward into the cockpit, jamming the collective. A/C impacted the ground in a near level attitude, skidded 67', bounced once, skidded another 330', hit a manmade rock wall, pivoted vertically about its nose, yawed right 90 deg. and rolled 270 deg. coming to rest inverted.

26 APR 04

CW3 Bruce D. Boggs [P]
1LT Candace L. Voegele-Daniels [P]
SPC Christopher K. Bingaman [CE]

South Carolina

1/159 AVN
#89-26215
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed during NVG training exercise along the Great Pee Dee River. A/C was Chalk 1 of 2 on flight as weather began to deteriorate. While enroute, Chalk 2 lost sight of lead for a short time. Lead told Chalk 2 that they would take up trail behind them and shortly afterward entered a fog bank and crashed.

08 JAN 04

CW2 Philip A. Johnson [P]
CW2 Ian D. Manuel [P]
SPC Michael A. DiRaimondo [MO]
SPC Christopher A. Golby [C]
SPC Nathaniel H. Johnson [C]
SSG Craig Davis
SFC Gregory B. Hicks
SGT Jeffery C. Walker
CWO Aaron A. Weaver

Iraq

571 MED
#86-24488 "WITCHDOCTOR 11"
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was chalk #2 of 2 and was shot down near Fallujah about a mile short of landing while picking up and dropping off patients at the level 2 clinic.

15 NOV 03

CW2 Scott A. Saboe [P]
2LT Jeremy L. Wolfe [P]
SPC Jeremiah J. DiGiovanni [CE]
SPC Ryan T. Baker [C]
SPC William D. Dusenbery [C]
SGT John W. Russell

Iraq

A/4/101 AVN
#93-26531
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site. WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was transporting troops between bases, when it had a mid-air with another UH-60 and both crashed onto residential rooftops, erupted in flames and exploded in Mosul, approx 5 mi from airport.

WO1 Erik C. Kesterson [P]
SGT Warren S. Hansen [C]
CPT Pierre E. Piche
SGT Michael D. Acklin II
SFC Kelly Bolor
PFC Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle
PFC Richard W. Hafer
PFC Damian L. Heidelberg
SPC John R. Sullivan
SPC Eugene A. Uhl III
PFC Joey D. Whitener
5 others injured

9/101 AVN
#94-26548
A/C was performing "Eyes Over Mosul" mission when it had a mid-air with Black Hawk, which was transporting troops between bases, and both crashed onto residential rooftops, erupted in flames and exploded in Mosul, approx 5 mi from airport.

07 NOV 03

CW3 Kyran E. Kennedy [P]
CPT Benedict J. Smith [P]
SGT Scott C. Rose [CE]
SSG Paul M. Neff II [C]
CSM Cornell W. Gilmore I
CW5 Sharon T. Swartworth

Iraq

B/5/101 AVN
#92-26431 "THE GOAT"
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was hit by an SA-16 near Tikrit and went down on an island on the east side of the Tigris river near the main palace complex.

21 OCT 03

SPC Paul J. Bueche
1 injured

Iraq

131 AVN (AL ARNG)
[Need Tail#]
While servicing a tire with a nitrogen cart, the rim separated causing the tire to explode due to overinflation.

02 SEP 03

PFC Christopher A. Sisson

Iraq

A/2/501 AVN
#97-26764
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was chalk 2 in the second serial of 3 UH-60's inserting 82nd ABN troopers into a LZ about 25 mi SW of Baghdad. It was a 0% illum night with little to no wind into heavy dust. The crash occurred on landing when the crew didn't pick up the right lateral drift that was happening. When collective was lowered it took all of a second before the A/C had rolled over. Five of the troopers admitted to unbuckling their seatbelts before landing.

09 MAY 03

CW2 Hans N. Gukeisen [P]
CW3 Brian K. Van Dusen [P]
CPL Richard P. Carl [CE]
MO injured

Iraq

571 MED
#86-24507
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#507 and #619 were called on a medevac mission near Samarra. #619 landed to pickup a wounded Iraqi child suffering from serious head injuries from unexploded ordnance, while #507 circled around the LZ. Just as the patient was loaded, the crew of #619 saw #507 dive rapidly and lost sight as it disappeared behind trees on the Tigris. Seconds later #619 saw the M/R blade fly over the trees. #507 struck a cable stretched across the river used to ferry boats after descending to avoid possible enemy fire and crashed into the river on it's left side, partially submerged. #619's crew landed nearby and helped rescue the medic.

02 APR 03

CW4 Erik A. Halvorsen [PC]
CPT James F. Adamouski [PI]
SPC Mathew G. Boule [CE]
SGT Michael F. Pedersen [CE]
CW2 Scott Jamar [PP]
CW3 Eric A. Smith [PP]

Iraq

B/2/3 AVN
#94-26557 "STORM 6"
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed due to disoriention in the darkness of night skies NW of Karbala while on a mission to reposition a C2 Hawk forward for a night C2 mission.

11 MAR 03

CW3 Kenneth L. Miller [PC]
CPT Christopher E. Britton [PI]
SPC Barry M. Stephens [CE]
SGT Lucas V. Tripp [CE]
SGT John L. Eichenlaub Jr
SGT Joshua M. Harapko
PFC Shawn A. Mayerscik
SSG Brian L. Pavlich
PFC Andrew D. Stevens
PFC Stryder O. Stoutenburg
PFC Tommy C. Young
2 others injured

New York

B/2/10 MTN DIV
#90-26273
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was conducting a day multi-ship infantry battle skills training and orientation flight. A/C was Chalk 3 in flight of 3 and were heading back to the airfield when it impacted flat, marshy terrain at approx 30-deg. nose-low left bank attitude on the western edge of Ft. Drum. Cause of crash was undetermined.

24 FEB 03

CW2 Timothy W. Moehling [P]
CW2 John D. Smith [P]
SPC Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garza [CE]
SPC William J. Tracy [C]

Kuwait

B/5-158 AVN
#88-26083
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Flight of 2 were on a long-range recon practicing use of NVGs in desert and flew into ground during sandstorm near Camp NJ at 0030 hours.

30 JAN 03

CW2 Thomas J. Gibbons [P]
CW3 Mark S. O'Steen [P]
SSG Daniel L. Kisling Jr [CE]
SGT Gregory M. Frampton [C]

Afghanistan

160 SOAR
#89-26185
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on the Shomali Pains (East Training Range) during routine night training sortie 7 miles E of Bagram AB.

11 DEC 02

WO1 Jonathan C. Helman [P]
CW2 Maurice A. Lammie [P]
SPC Luke A. DeGroff [CE]
SPC Bryan P. Abercrombie [C]
SFC Anthony L. Sieng [C]

Honduras

1/228 AVN JTF-B
#87-24586
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was returning to its home base at Soto Cano AB from a routine night training mission when it crashed about 2055 hours near Lake Yajoa, 3 mi. E of Santa Cruz. A/C encountered deteriorating weather and lowered altitude to accomodate them getting through a low pass. Crew lost visual reference and flew into the side of a hill at over 90 KIAS.

19 OCT 01

SPC John J. Edmunds
PFC Kristofer Stonesifer
3 injured

Pakistan

C/1/160 SOAR
#91-26374
A/C crashed during nighttime training as the result of a "brown out" -- a sand cloud kicked up by the helicopter's rotors as it landed, obscuring the pilot's vision.

12 FEB 01

CW2 Gregory I. Montgomery [P]
CW4 George P. Perry [P]
SGT Thomas E. Barber [C]
SPC Robert D. McDonald [C]
MAJ Robert L. Olsen
SPC Rafael Olvera-Rodriguez

Hawaii

2/25 AVN
#96-26709 & #96-26710
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site. WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Mid-air during a nighttime exercise in a remote military preserve of the Hawaiian islands.

11 injured

04 AUG 99

CPT James M. Rogers
3 injured

Kentucky

D/1/160 SOAR
#91-26388
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C settled into the trees approaching the FAST rope site on Ft. Campbell. A/C encountered low RPM and some seconds later began an uncommanded descent. Pilot increased power but rotor RPM continued to decline, lost T/R effectiveness, spun 1 1/2 turns to the right, impacting the ground.

22 APR 99

CW2 Aaron K. Power [P]
SGT Anthony W. Brown [CE]
SPC Earl C. Eoff [CE]
SGT Robert G. Millward [C]
SPC James R. Murphy Jr
SPC Fury J. Rice
SGT Julius R. Wilkes Jr
4 others injured

Kentucky

A/5/101 AVN
#92-26457
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
The UH-60L went down in a remote, wooded area of the military post near the TN state line during a routine training mission after the A/C hit the stabilator on a dead snag, which resulted in the aircraft descending into the trees.

04 FEB 99

CW2 Robert L. Brown [PC]
CW2 David L. Hopkins [PI]
CE & 2 PAX injured

Korea

C/2/2 AVN
#83-23926
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A/C crashed in the Twin Bridges Training Area 20 mi. N of Seoul at approx 1235 hours while observing a division training exercise that was in progress (WARSTEED).

06 JUL 98

CIV Pam Guido
CIV Rebecca Riddell
Crew injured

Bahamas

2/3 AVN
#94-26562
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A/C crashed into brush 1/4 mile from runway on takeoff on a MTF while assigned to the OPBAT counterdrug mission. The two fatalities were the pilot's wives.

30 JUN 98

1LT Norman T.S. Flecker [P]
CW2 Riley W. Mason Jr [P]
SPC Ryan J. Shears [CE]

Korea

A/2/2 AVN
#97-26756
A/C crashed into a mountain approx 100' down-slope from the peak near Kapyong. Cause of accident was inadvertent IMC.

31 JAN 98

1LT Jeffrey C. Davis [P]
SPC Bethany Stewart [CE]
1 injured

North Carolina

1/159 AVN
#94-26598
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Pilot and CE performing MOC on new fuel filter at Simmons AAF. At request of CE, pilot increases PCL to about 96%, causing gust-lock to break and blades start to turn. With blades being tied down, one bends and breaks, causing a severe out-of-balance condition that shakes the A/C apart.

08 JUL 97

CW2 Michael D. Pannell [PC]
CW2 Brad J. Ronan [PI]
SPC Jack T. Tucker [CE]
1LT Timothy K. Alspach
SGT Thomas J. Fenton
SSG Leslie W. Martin
SPC Angela E. Niedermayer
SSG Loren R. Woodrow

North Carolina

C/2/82 AVN
#90-26305
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On a day photo recon mission on Ft. Bragg, an ESSS-equipped A/C with full ERFS tanks made a turn in excess of 60 deg bank and 90+ degrees of direction at 100' AHO. A/C lost altitude, dipped down into the trees, and sustained a blade strike. A/C continued down in a level attitude to a hard landing on a road. The ERFS tanks separated, ruptured, and exploded.

18 JUN 96

CW2 Francisco J. Ruiz [PC]
PVT Angel A. Bernal-Frias
1SG John A. Harrison
PFC Robert Hicks Jr
SPC Larry C. Hinson
SPC D.Nathan Shirley
39 others injured

Kentucky

A/9-101 AVN
#94-26536
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As a flight of 3 UH-60L were approaching the drop zone to conduct FRIES training, the M/R blades of Chalk 2 meshed with the M/R blades of Chalk 1.

27 FEB 96

MAJ Geoffrey B. Sherrill

North Carolina

3 SFG
#82-23687
A/C taxied into hot refuel at Simmons AAF and all PAX's exited. A mechanical fault undetected by the flight crew allowed the blades to drift forward and struck the Major in the head when he walked to the front of the A/C rather than to the side.

15 AUG 95

CW3 Michael R. Baker [P]
CW2 Donald J. Cunningham [P]
SGT Robert A. Rogers [CE]
SPC Dale L. Wood [C]

Cyprus

C/7-158 AVN
#88-26024
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was lead in flight of two during NVG mission that departed Akrotiri AFB. At about 700' AGL, Chalk 2 observed a flash from lead's #2 engine and observed lead in a high-speed descent impacting the Mediterranean Sea 3 mi off the fishing port of Zyyi at approx 2130 hrs. No 2 engine suffered an internal materiel failure.

20 JAN 95

CW2 Russell A. Rockrohr [PP]
2 injured

Alabama

F/1-212 AVN
#84-23998
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was RTB after qual course flight when it experienced an abrupt, severe pitchdown of the nose. Crew was unable to fully recover from the near-vertical, nose-down descent and crashed at approx 1700 hrs 2 mi SW of Samson missing a small cluster of houses and landed upside-down in a field near the Florida border.

14 APR 94

CPT Patrick M. McKenna [PC]
CW2 John W. Garrett Jr [PI]
SPC Jeffrey C. Colbert [CE]
SPC Cornelius A. Bass [G]
SSG Paul M. Barclay
COL Richard A. Mulhern
COL Jerald L. Thompson
COL Hikmet Alp (Turk)
1LT M. Barlas Gultepe (Turk)
MAJ Harry C. Shapland (British)
CIV Salid Said
CIV Barbara L. Schell
CIV Abdulsatur Arab
CIV Ahmad Mohammad

CW2 Michael A. Hall [PC]
WO1 Erik S. Mounsey [PI]
SPC Michael S. Robinson [CE]
PFC Mark A. Ellner [G]
SFC Benjamin T. Hodge
SSG Ricky L. Robinson
1LT Laura A. Piper (USAF)
1LT Ceyhun Civas (Turk)
LTC Guy Demetz (French)
LTC Jonathan C. Swann (British)
CIV Ghandi Hussein
CIV Bader Mikho

Iraq

C/6/159 AVN
#87-26000 & #88-26060
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Accidental shoot down by an F-15C with AIM-120A of two Eagle Flight Detachment Black Hawks over northern Iraq.

03 OCT 93

CW3 Raymond A. Frank [P]
SSG William D. Cleveland [CE]
SSG Thomas J. Field [CE]
P injured (POW)

Somalia

160 SOAR
#89-26188 "SUPER 64"
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A/C was struck by an RPG and crashed in Mogadishu. All survived crash but were killed by Somali mob afterwards. Pilot CW3 Michael Durant taken POW was only survivor.

03 OCT 93

CW3 Clifton P. Wolcott [PC]
CW3 Donovan L. Briley [PI]
SSG Daniel D. Busch

Somalia

160 SOAR
#91-26324 "SUPER 61"
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While leading a multi-aircraft flight on the assault of an objective in downtown Mogadishu, A/C was struck by an RPG and crashed.

25 SEP 93

SGT Eugene Williams [CE]
PFC Matthew K. Anderson [G]
SGT Ferdinan C. Richardson
P & CP injured

Somalia

B/9/101 AVN
[Need Tail#] "COURAGE 53"
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was hit by an RPG during a night recon mission. The blast ignited the fuel and two crew members were consumed by the blaze. As the A/C began to lose altitude, the pilot tried to steer it toward friendly forces located at the port. A/C hit the top of a building, the rotor blades shredded, and A/C ricocheted to the ground and slid over 100 yds down a street before it came to rest against an embankment.

23 FEB 93

SPC Gary L. Rhodes Jr [CE]
COL William J. Densberger
COL Robert J. Kelly
MG Jarret J. Robertson
CP & 3 PAX injured

Germany

C/7-158 AVN
#88-26059
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned while attempting to land at Wiesbaden AFB at 1935 hours. At 100' AGL, pilot noted stiffness in controls and bank angle continued to increase, began right turn, became uncontrollable and impacted ground on right side. Cause of the accident was material failure of the ESS in the right store causing fuel not to transfer to the main tank resulting acft to move its CG 13 inches.

12 MAR 91

1LT Joseph D. Maks [P]
CW2 Patrick A. Donaldson [P]
SPC Kelly D. Phillips [CE]
SGT Michael S. Smith [MO]

Iraq

36 MED DET
#86-24546
News Article
A/C was flying at 70 KIAS while transporing two wounded Iraqi soldiers during a night medevac mission when it struck ground in a wings-level, nose-low attitude.

27 FEB 91

CW4 Phillip H. Garvey [P]
CW3 Robert G. Godfrey [P]
SGT Roger P. Brilinski Jr [MO]
SSG William T. Butts [C]
SSG Patbouvier E. Ortiz
3 others injured (POW)

Iraq

2/229 AVN
#89-26214 "BENGAL 15"
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Attempting a rescue of a downed USAF F-16 pilot while under heavy AAA fire. A/C was hit, pitched forward and crashed into an earthen berm, landing nose first, the A/C dug into the soft sand and flipped over and exploded. Mission was a flight of three (2 AH64s/1 UH60) being vectored to last known location of downed F-16 by AWACS. Flight was vectored directly over a heavily defended Iraqi Republican Guard position. A/C tail cone was severed by AAA (23 and 57MM).

27 FEB 91

WO1 George R. Swartzendruber [PC]
WO1 David G. Plasch [PI]
SSG Jonathan H. Kamm [CE]
SGT Jason C. Carr [C]
SGT Lee A. Belas
WO1 John K. Morgan [PP]
SGT Cheryl LaBeau-O'Brien
SFC Gary E. Streeter [C]
1LT Donaldson Tillar III [PP]

Iraq

4/1 AVN
#78-23015
A/C was hauling the crew of UH-1H #64-14273 back to port and then jumped back into Kuwait when they were misoriented and shot down.

26 FEB 91

SPC Steven R. Trautman [CE]

Iraq

4/1 AVN
#80-23480
While conducting start up operations at FAA Vagrant, CE sustained a critical head injury from a blade strike.

21 FEB 91

CW3 Michael F. Anderson [PC]
CPT Charles W. Cooper [PI]
SSG Christopher J. Chapman [CE]
SSG Mario Vega-Velazquez [CE]
MSG Otto F. Clark [MO]
SGM Patrick R. Hurley
MSG Eloy A. Rodriguez Jr

Saudi Arabia

3/160 SOAR
#90-26251
News Article
While returning to a medical facility, the A/C encountered a sandstorm and the pilots lost visual reference with the ground at approx 0330 hours.

19 JAN 91

SSG Garland V. Hailey [MO]

Saudi Arabia

236 MED
#81-23579
A/C was attempting NVG descent and turn to downwind leg for landing at 12th Evac Hospital with two patients. Crew lost VR with ground and attempt to arrest descent were too late and A/C struck ground in 10 degree left-side low, 5 degree nose-low attitude at an estimated 100 KIAS. Crew and patients that were restrained received no serious injuries, but MO received blunt force fatal injuries.

27 JUL 90

SSG Christopher Cummings
SFC John R. Duryea
SFC Joseph Gradzewica
MSG Mark R. LaRochelle
CPT Gregory W. Sandborn
8 injured

Arkansas

3/160 SOAR
#86-24500
A/C crashed into a hillside 5 mi. S of Charleston, on a night flight in the early stages of a war game. At 50' AGL and 40 KIAS while on short final to unimproved LZ, A/C experienced uncommanded right yaw, which progressed into right spin. Crew took corrective measures to regain control. During autorotation, master warning panel lights came on causing NVGs to white out. A/C landed hard, coming to rest relatively level with left side of A/C crushed. Investigation revealed T/R control retaining washer had cracked and allowed T/R pitch beam to rotate, resulting in loss of T/R control. Three of those killed were with the 10 SFG.

09 JAN 90

CW2 Bruce J. Marchetti [P]
1LT Christopher Moss [P]
SGT Kenneth R. Hall [CE]
PFC Donald M. Mitchell [C]

California

4/1 AVN
#89-26144
A/C was enroute from field site to BN support area carrying internal load of 55-gal drums when it flew into a ridgeline that stands 300' above the Mojave Desert, 14 mi E of Ft. Irwin.

30 NOV 89

SSG Adrian Rosado [MO]
3 injured

Panama

214 MED
#84-23987
Medevac was on downwind leg over water for landing at Howard AFB, lost T/R thrust, spun and crashed into 9' of water in Panama Bay while returning from a mission on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. Investigation determined the loss of T/R thrust was due to failure of viscous bearing in XSMN oil cooler on T/R driveshaft.

22 JUL 89

CW3 Adelbert L. Morrow [P]
CW4 Roy A. Westbrook [P]
CPT Robert B. Wilson II [PP]
CPT Marlon D. Joseph
SSG Stephen P. Thompson
LTC William C. Whittingstall
1 injured

California

1/227 AVN
#86-24549
A/C was on a C&C mission and about 1 minute after takeoff flying at 20' AGL and 70 KIAS, master caution light illumniated. Fuselage struck a boulder and crashed at 0400 hours 14 mi NE of Ft Irwin during a training exercise. Crew were flying with night vision goggles (ANVS-6s). Crash was due to a stabilator failure causing it to lock in the down position.

06 JUL 89

CW4 Jerry L. Haney [IP]
2 injured

Korea

2/2 AVN
#83-23866
News Article
A/C was on an NVG ATM training when it struck high voltage power lines 8 miles E of Seoul at approx. 2200 hours. During attempt to land on sloping terrain, A/C rolled onto its right side and exploded.

28 AUG 88

1LT Kim J. Strader [P]
AC, CE & MO injured

Germany

63 MED DET
[Need Tail#]
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A/C was on Medevac standby at the Ramstein AFB airshow (Flugtag 88) when one of the Italian jets that collided in mid-air crashed into the parked Black Hawk. 1LT Strader died 20 days later of injuries.

08 MAR 88

CW3 William D. Bolin [P]
CW2 James M. Guill [P]
PFC Gregory T. Dean [CE]
SPC Brian J. LeBlanc [C]
CPT Michael Daniel [P]
CPT Pelham L. Felder IV [P]
SSG Richard L. Alter
PFC Clifford W. Bath III
PFC James Draper Jr
PV2 Andrew J. Franklin III
SPC Samuel A. Hintz
PFC Michael A. Jankowski
PV2 Jeffrey L. Rivas
PFC Timothy S. Sayer
SSG Charles L. Shirley
SGT Dennis C. Sabot
1 other killed

Tennessee Kentucky

B & C/101 AVN
#85-24462 & #87-24605
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Midair collision at 250' at 2145 hours in flight at 90 mph and crashed in flames during a night training mission of the 101st on Ft. Campbell while under NVGs.

22 DEC 86

CW4 Leslie R. Carlson [P]
WO1 Victor L. Fitzgerald [P]
PFC Jeffrey A. Winget [CE]

Korea

201 AVN
#83-23838
A/C was on an NVG proficiency training mission and joined up with another UH-60 over a predesignated point and flew NOE in a staggered-right formation, proceeding north and climbing to 280' AGL enroute to airfield. Trail was to assume lead and would pass lead on right side, when it began drifting into lead and collision occurred. #1 impacted upsloping terrain in a three-point attitude, rebounded in air, spun right, and came to rest facing back down the flightpath. #2 began to break up in the air and fell out of control to the ground, fuselage struck ground in a right roll, nose-low attitude, approx 105' short of #1 and post-crash fire consumed the wreckage. Collision occurred approx 4 mi S of Camp Humphreys around 2010 hours.

3 crewmembers injured

201 AVN
#83-23857
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Mid-air with UH-60 above.

03 OCT 86

CW2 Hayward L. Kimbro [PC]
WO1 Phillip D. Lara [P]
PFC David K. Ashcraft Jr [CE]

Germany

4 AHC
#82-23623
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was Chalk 2 in flight of 2 on a cross country navigational training flight. Lead A/C entered a protected area and traffic pattern at Burg Feuerstein airport when it entered a steep right bank to avoid a glider in the traffic pattern. Chalk #2, flying right rear entered a steep right bank, approaching 90 deg, to avoid collision with lead A/C and struck the ground at approx 150 KIAS.

11 MAR 86

CW3 Jerry L. Brown [IP]
WO1 Stanley E. Harris
WO1 Gary M. Reynolds

Alabama

9 ATB
#82-23719
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A/C was conducting VFR traffic pattern work at a remote training site about 2 mi SW of Elba. A/C was seen to takeoff and turn crosswind for right traffic at about 1000' MSL when A/C experienced two pitch-down events. Sufficient altitude was available for recovery from first event, but insufficient altitude was available for recovery from second event. A/C entered an excessively nose-down attitude and crashed in heavily wooded terrain, in a near-inverted attitude.

09 DEC 85

KATUSA [G] killed
3 injured

Korea

A/2/2 AVN
#82-23758
A/C crashed near Chongju when the chopper hit a power line while trying to assist the crew of a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook that had made an emergency landing. A/C was circle down and land at the accident site, descending to approx 300' AGL, flying up a valley at 10-20 knots when A/C hit several high-tension power lines, shredding the M/R blades and acft fell about 224', hit a dead tree and came to rest in a small creek.

18 APR 85

DAC Bobby W. Hogan [IP]
WO1 Roy D. Gallagher
WO1 Buddy C. Parris

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
#82-23714
A/C crashed at Tac Runkle, a training site near Elba, on a routine training mission out of Lowe AAF on Ft. Rucker. A/C was on final approach to stagefield at 300' AGL when yellow M/R spindle failed in fatigue at the first thread root, causing blade to be thrown. Dynamic imbalance caused black and blue M/R blade spindles to fail within a few degrees of rotation and depart acft.

13 MAR 85

CW2 Arlington Ingalls [P]
CW2 Robert Q. Buchanan Jr [P]
SGT Luis L. Bacallao [CE]
PV2 Troy G. Pease [C]
PFC Ioannis Bougas
SFC Robert L. Brown
SP4 Mackie G. Chism
SP4 Sebastian Corriera III
SP5 Michael T. Paserba
PFC Paul S. Resnick
SSG Timothy S. Williams
PFC Richard D. Zimmerman

North Carolina

2-82 AVN
#79-23314
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A/C was one of three in formation flying at 100 mph some 75-100' AGL when it crashed at approx 1240 hours near the Nijmegen Drop Zone on Ft. Bragg due to a missing bolt in the flight control assembly.

22 MAR 84

WO1 Scott E. Bryant [P]
CP & CE injured

Kentucky

9/101 AVN
#80-23471
A/C crashed during a routine training mission at Ft. Campbell at 1620 hours. A/C was being flown at 60 KIAS and 70' AGL with an empty pallet beneath the acft. The airflow lifted the 300 lb pallet, causing it to hit the T/B and slide up the side of the T/B into the M/R system, and acft rolled right in a nose-low attitude, crashed through trees and came to rest inverted and immediately caught fire.

02 FEB 84

PFC Alan R. Larson [CE]
SGT Raymond J. Dickey
CPT Gilliam P. Nelson
MSG John G. Santora Jr
6 injured

Honduras

A/101 AVN
#79-23268
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A/C was flying a tactical support mission with another UH-60, transporting 12 soldiers from one location to another, when they entered a patch of fog. One A/C turned around and flew out of the valley while other continued. A/C hit trees 107' above the valley floor and crashed in a mountainous area 35 mi from the Nicaraguan border during war game exercise (Big Pine II) enroute from El Aguacate to San Lorenzo.

27 OCT 83

SGT Kevin J. Lannon
SGT Stephen E. Slater
SP4 Philip S. Grenier

Grenada

B/82 CAB
#79-23333
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A/C was on an airmobile raid on the Calivigny Barracks which housed Cuban soldiers. Just before the helicopter landed near the Cuban held compound, the craft was hit by SA fire from the ground and crashed. The PAX killed were A CO, 2/75 Rangers.

25 OCT 83

CPT Keith J. Lucas [P]
Others injured

Grenada

160 SOAR
#78-23002
CPT Lucas, already suffering from a wound to the right arm on the first go-around, was killed when 5 rounds fired from above smashed through the windshield and struck him in the head and chest. A/C crashed around 0640 just on top of Amber Belair Hill, breaking in half and the M/R blades fell over the cliff and into the water and rocks below.

18 OCT 83

CW2 Gary M. Tinkham [P]
WO1 Micheal Stewart [P]
SGT John T. Bourassa [CE]
SP4 Robert A. Young [C]

Washington

C/9 CSAB
#81-23557
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C burst into flames and crashed at approx 2100 hours during NVG training flight near Mt. Rainer with flight of 3. Flight descended into a valley along a creek and continued their planned route at about 100' above trees and 40 KIAS, when trail acft saw Chalk 2 make an abrupt right bank and crash into trees. Chalk 2 hit a 150' tall tree with M/R blades, rolled inverted, crashing nose first into the mountainside slope and rolled down the slope 120', rupturing the fuel cells causing post-crash fire.

04 OCT 83

CW3 William H. Tuttle [P]
SP4 Richard J. Thompson [CE]
1 injured

Panama

TF 160
#78-22999
News Article
A/C crashed in Caribbean Sea approx 2 mi NE of Ft. Sherman near the entrance to the Panama Canal.

26 AUG 83

CW2 David W. Jordan [P]
CPT Robert E. Brannum [P]
WO1 Allen E. Jennings

Kentucky

TF 160
#78-22993
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A/C crashed was on a maintenance test flight in Christian Co when witnesses saw the A/C yaw to the left and nose tuck down, parts were seen flying from the acft before it crashed on its left side. Investigation determined that incorrect/incomplete maintenance procedures during installation of M/R PC link.

05 AUG 82

CW2 Charles E. Bryant II [P]
WO1 Ronald J. Jones [P]
PFC Mark B. Liebherr [CE]
SP4 John T. Mahon (Bus Driver)

Tennessee

158 AVN
#79-23267
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was in straight-and-level flight about 300' AGL when witnesses saw A/C nose over, complete 380-deg flip and crash in a nose-down, left-bank attitude onto the top of a military bus at 0915 hours at the NBC Training Range killing the driver. Cause of accident was a teflon bearing that jammed in the cyclic or collective server shortly after lift-off locking the A/C into a nose-dive.

30 MAR 82

SGT Ricky D. Zizelman [CE]
3 injured

Georgia

TF 160
#78-22984
News Article
A/C based at Ft. Campbell crashed 6 miles NW of Pembroke enroute to training in North Carolina during a night flight caused by engines injesting pine needles, rotor speed dropped below 50% before impacting the ground.

04 MAR 82

CPT William B. Dinkler [P]
CW4 Bernard E. Vincent Jr [P]

North Carolina

2-82 AVN
#79-23324
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A/C was on a PIC qual eval flight and crew was initiating an approach to a clearing and either on approach or departure, crew allowed A/C to enter trees at approx 40 KIAS. Corrective action was either too late or ineffective in stopping the descent and A/C crashed inverted on Ft. Bragg due to stabilator issues.

19 MAY 78

CIV Albert M. King Jr [P]
CIV John J. Pasquarello [P]
CIV John Marshall [FE]

Connecticut

Sikorsky
#73-21650
News Article
Prototype Black Hawk crashed in the Housatonic River at approx. 0910 hours while on a test flight for Sikorsky due to a maintenance error that caused the stabilator amplifier to be disconnected from all airspeed info.

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