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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230918
Last updated: 3 January 2020
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Date:26-NOV-2019
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-53 Yas'ur 2025 (S-65C-3)
Owner/operator:Israeli Defence Force (IDF)
Registration: 042
C/n / msn: 65-399
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:west of Kibbutz Beit Kama, northern Negev desert -   Israel
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Sikorsky CH-53 Yas'ur 2025 (S-65C-3) caught fire midair. The pilot performed an emergency landing west of Kibbutz Beit Kama, northern Negev desert.
The helicopter was destroyed by fire and the two pilots and eleven soldiers from the elite Shaldag commando unit escaped unhurt.

Sources:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/272307
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IDF-helicopter-bursts-into-flames-after-engine-malfunction-609113
https://theaviationgeekclub.com/israeli-air-force-ch-53-yasur-crash-lands-in-negev-desert-all-crew-members-uninjured/
https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-troops-said-checked-for-radiation-exposure-after-helicopter-crash/_______________________________________
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Israel-Air-Force/Sikorsky-CH-53-Yasur-2025-S-65C-3/2681511/L (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Nov-2019 17:33 gerard57 Added
26-Nov-2019 22:15 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2019 22:16 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 23:28 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
30-Nov-2019 17:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]

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