ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166894
Last updated: 16 November 2018
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:27-OCT-1983
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk
Owner/operator:United States Army
Registration: 79-23333
C/n / msn: 70150
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Calivigny -   Grenada
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During the US invasion of Grenada, Operation Urgent Fury, because of hostile ground fire, one UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed into another. The two helicopters went down in a tangled mess.
A third helicopter tried to take off, bent went out of control and crashed into the wreckage of the other two helicopters. There were no major injuries, but three soldiers were struck by the blades of a helicopter and died.

Sources:

http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/grenada/urgent_fury.pdf
http://www.armyaircrews.com/blackhawk.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2014 18:08 gerard57 Added
12-Jun-2014 18:27 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
08-Jul-2014 15:31 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description