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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175431
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:06-OCT-1973
Time:evening
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Owner/operator:United States Army Aviation
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bindlach -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Graf
Destination airport:Bamberg
Narrative:
Helicopter was returning to Bamberg from Graf and had dropped off a passenger at Bindlach. It was near sunset and growing foggy when he left; the air search for the missing helicopter was unsuccessful, ground troops found wreckage two days later.

The pilot (sole person aboard) was killed. Contemporary press reports named the sole fatality as Captain Jimmy M. Ford.

Sources:

http://www.armyaircrews.com/kiowa.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Apr-2015 16:48 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Jan-2020 17:20 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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