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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166897
Last updated: 3 December 2019
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Date:25-OCT-1983
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUCO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell AH-1J SeaCobra
Owner/operator:USMC
Registration: 160112
C/n / msn: 26077
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. George's, governor general residence -   Grenada
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During the US invasion of the island Grenada, Operation Urgent Fury, two US Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter were shot down by anti-aircraft fire from nearby Fort Frederick. Three of the four crew members died in the crash.
Cobra's 160112 and 160812 were involved. Unsure which one had the surviving crew member.

Sources:

http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/grenada/urgent_fury.pdf
http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries21.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2014 18:21 gerard57 Added
12-Jun-2014 19:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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