ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56450
Last updated: 31 October 2014
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Date:01-MAR-1991
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-47D Chinook
Owner/operator:United States Army 159th AVN
Registration: 84-24177
C/n / msn: M3081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:King Abdel Aziz AB -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:King Abdel Aziz AB, Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
84-24177, Boeing D model kit number M3081, was a CH-47D helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 17 October 1985. As of 1 March 1991, 84-24177 had accumulated 470.2 D model hours and 2,058.9 total aircraft hours. The administrative strike date was 1 March 1991. 84-24177 was a conversion from the original C model Chinook 71-20947. On 31 August 1984, 84-24177 was inducted into the D model program, converted, and initially assigned to the 132nd Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Hercules", Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, near Savannah, Georgia.

On 1 March 1991, 84-24177 was lost due to an accident in Saudi Arabia while conducting a mission in support of Operation Desert Storm. While flying at 250 feet above ground level (AGL), at 120 knots airspeed, unaided (without night vision goggle devices) and at night, the aircraft struck a tower, crashed, and was totally destroyed by fire. 4 of the 5 personnel on board suffered fatal injuries.

Sources:
Flight International 13-19 May 1992
http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/history/aircraft/D_Models/84-24177/84-24177.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2009 11:30 harro Updated
04-Apr-2010 10:26 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Narrative]
10-Apr-2012 21:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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