Accident Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk 79-23333, 27 Oct 1983
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Date:27-OCT-1983
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk
Owner/operator:United States Army
Registration: 79-23333
MSN: 70150
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Calivigny Island -   Grenada
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
During the US invasion of Grenada, Operation Urgent Fury, because of hostile ground fire, one UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed into another. The two helicopters went down in a tangled mess.
A third helicopter tried to take off, bent went out of control and crashed into the wreckage of the other two helicopters. There were no major injuries, but three soldiers were struck by the blades of a helicopter and died.

Sources:

http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/grenada/urgent_fury.pdf
http://www.armyaircrews.com/blackhawk.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2014 18:08 gerard57 Added
12-Jun-2014 18:27 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
08-Jul-2014 15:31 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
30-Apr-2022 03:44 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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