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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169439
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:01-SEP-2014
Time:2:00 p.m. G
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CH-53 Super Sea Stallion
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Aden -   Djibouti
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Training Site in Dijbouti
Destination airport:USS Mesa Verde
Narrative:
Ditched in the Gulf of Aden with 25 persons on board (17 marines and 8 navy) all of whom were recovered aboard USS Mesa Verde. The accident occurred as the aircraft came into land on USS Mesa Verde and is under investigation but was not a result of hostile fire.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20160727082913/http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=83044
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/miracle-sea-25-survive-navy-chopper-crash-gulf-aden-n193346
https://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2014/09/01/us-military-helicopter-crash.html
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Sep-2014 20:26 HeliNews+ Added
02-Sep-2014 06:18 Anon. Updated [Damage]
02-Sep-2014 06:41 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2014 06:58 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2014 06:59 Hans Gruber Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2014 07:19 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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