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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137897
Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Date:08-AUG-2011
Time:afternoon
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes AH-6M Little Bird
Owner/operator:160th SOAR, US Army
Registration: 06-25380
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:live-fire range at Fort Benning, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Benning, GA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two Army aviators from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment are dead after their helicopter crashed during a training exercise at Fort Benning in west Georgia. The helicopter that crashed was an MD Helicopters AH-6M Little Bird, a light attack helicopter used in air raids, armed escort missions and to provide air support to ground troops.

Both crew - CPT John D. Hortman and CW3 Steven B. Redd - killed.

Investigation revealed the FADEC failed to low fixed-fuel setting, which affected the RPM of the rotors and caused a loss in altitude.

Sources:

1. http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20110809/NEWS01/110809011/2-soldiers-160th-killed-Ga-Army-helicopter-crash-?odyssey=nav%7Chead
2. http://armyaircrews.com/cayuse.html#vietnam70-73
3. https://www.airplanecrash-lawyer.com/Army-Helicopter-Pilot-s-Family-Files-Lawsuit-Claiming-Boeing-s-AH-6M-Little-Bird-Helicopter-Sold-to-U-S-Military-is-Defective-and-Dangerous.shtml
4. https://www.nsa160.com/memorial-wall/
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/08/02/2613787_lawsuit-filed-in-deadly-helicopter.html?rh=1]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Aug-2011 16:44 Black Typhoon Added
27-Feb-2015 21:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2015 21:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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