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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77449
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:11-APR-2002
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 89-0209
C/n / msn: PV621
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:northeast of Kandahar -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, crashed in Afghanistan. Both pilots survived this accident and were in critical, but stable condition having been evacuated to Germany. The accident occurred on Thursday night, 11 April 2002.
Aircraft encountered problem at 150 foot altitude, struck ground, bounced into air, impacted again and slid 45 feet, shedding underwing stores, undercarriage and tail boom. Aircraft destroyed on site by demolition charges.

Sources:

Scramble 276
http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/news/Afghanistan/apache_crash.html
http://www.defendamerica.mil/photoessays/apr2002/p042402a2.html
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1989.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
13-Sep-2012 04:48 krasatpi Updated [Date, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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