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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154141
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58 Kiowa Warrior
Owner/operator:ISAF/E Company 3-17 Cavalry, US Army
Registration: 95-00086
MSN: 40086
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Daman district, 8.5 miles N of Kandahar Airfield -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kanadahar, Afghanstan
Destination airport:
The helicopter crashed. One person was killed in the accident, the other occupant was severely injured. Aircraft crashed at approximately 16:30 hours in Daman District, approximately 8.5 miles North of Kandahar AFB during live test fire training mission. The SWT departed the airfield and arrived on station at 16:10 hours. Aircraft was departing after successful dry fire engagement in a right hand outbound turn and at 400 feet AGL, Main Rotor RPM decreased to 79% and Ng to 68%, descended and impacted the ground in a 5 deg left-side low attitude coming to rest on right side.

The crash occurred nine seconds after a low NR warning in the helicopter sounded in an area some 8.5 miles north of Kandahar Airfield, a massive coalition base, in what troops called the Northern Test Fire Area. One of the two crew (named in contemporary press reports as CW3 James E. Groves III [PC]) was killed. The other crewmember sustained serious injuries, but survived.


6. Photo of wreckage:

Revision history:

16-Mar-2013 14:23 gerard57 Added
17-Mar-2013 06:36 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2014 18:22 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Aug-2016 20:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Aug-2016 20:05 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Source]
13-Dec-2016 20:24 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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