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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163301
Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:15-JAN-2014
Time:23:24 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky MH-60M Black Hawk
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 05-20005
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF)
Destination airport:Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF)
Narrative:
The helicopter sustained a hard landing during a night training exercise and toppled on its side.
The helicopter is used by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR).
According to a U.S. military spokesman one crew member died and two received minor injuries in the mishap.

An Army investigation completed this summer pinned the crash on a failure in the helicopter's tail rotor. The aircraft was missing a small cotter safety pin used to hold a nut in place, and that nut came loose disconnecting pilots' controls from the rotor, said Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the Army helicopter unit.

Sources:

http://www.wjcl.com/news/local/nightstalkers-hard-landing-at-haaf
https://kf4lmt.com/2014/01/16/update-3-160-soar-helicopter-makes-hard-landing-at-hunter-aaf/
http://www.courierislander.com/news/international-news/military-1-killed-2-injured-aboard-army-helicopter-in-hard-landing-at-us-airfield-1.791653
http://www.soc.mil/UNS/Releases/2014/January/140116-03.html
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/makers-army-helicopter-sued-fatal-ga-crash-25356688
http://www.scramble.nl/?option=com_sb&view=default&day=15&month=01&year=2014&sbm=Search&serial=&type=&unit=&status=&Itemid=66


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jan-2014 15:18 gerard57 Added
16-Jan-2014 15:21 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
16-Jan-2014 19:32 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2014 07:21 MarkStep Updated [Source]
18-Jan-2014 07:21 Hans Gruber Updated [Total occupants, Source]
09-Sep-2014 20:21 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2016 09:48 el_serj Updated [Registration, Source]
23-Sep-2016 18:32 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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