Hard landing Accident Sikorsky MH-60M Black Hawk 05-20005,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163301
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Date:Wednesday 15 January 2014
Time:23:24 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky MH-60M Black Hawk
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 05-20005
Year of manufacture:2006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF)
Destination airport:Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The helicopter sustained a hard landing during a night training exercise and toppled on its side.
The helicopter is used by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR).
According to a U.S. military spokesman one crew member died and two received minor injuries in the mishap.

An Army investigation completed this summer pinned the crash on a failure in the helicopter's tail rotor. The aircraft was missing a small cotter safety pin used to hold a nut in place, and that nut came loose — disconnecting pilots' controls from the rotor, said Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the Army helicopter unit.



Revision history:

16-Jan-2014 15:18 gerard57 Added
16-Jan-2014 15:21 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
16-Jan-2014 19:32 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2014 07:21 MarkStep Updated [Source]
18-Jan-2014 07:21 Hans Gruber Updated [Total occupants, Source]
09-Sep-2014 20:21 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2016 09:48 el_serj Updated [Registration, Source]
23-Sep-2016 18:32 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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