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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 183114
Last updated: 3 November 2019
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Date:05-JAN-2016
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sepon area, Marja district, Helmand province -   Afghanistan
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
There are reports of a military helicopter crash in Helmand province.
According to the Pentagon the helicopter crashed when a rotor blade struck a wall during a special forces operation.
One fatality is report but it is not clear if this was directly related to the loss of the helicopter or the subsequent combat.

Sources:

http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/01/05/4202s911562.htm
https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2016/01/05/1-us-soldier-killed-2-wounded-marja-operation
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:https://grasswire.com/story/1114/Marjah-Crash]
http://mindanaoexaminer.com/us-troops-embroiled-in-firefight-after-helicopter-crash-in-afghanistan-fox-news/
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/01/06/us-troops-embroiled-in-firefight-after-helicopter-crash-in-afghanistan.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2016 15:09 gerard57 Added
05-Jan-2016 18:48 EPIC Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2016 18:55 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2016 08:52 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Jan-2016 09:05 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Jan-2016 13:27 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2016 09:52 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]

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