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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199424
Last updated: 22 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1D
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 66-00952
C/n / msn: 5435
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Santa Rita Mountains, Tucson -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:US Army airfield fort lettuce
Destination airport:
With 10 persons aboard, militairy and civil, the helicopter made an inspection flight at locations in the Santa Rita Mountains. By approach the thirth site (peak 169) the helicopter lost rpm on the rotor. The pilot decide to make a go-around but the helicopter continue to descent and the main rotor struck a metal stick, that was sticking out of the ground. The helicopter fell down, rupsure the fuelcells and rolled 7 times down the slope. It finally ended on the skids but fire was broken-out and tailboom was broken off. Some where in the misshap report 6 names of dead people where given. Asume that 4 has servive the crash.


Aerospace Archaeology, Chris McDoniel


Revision history:

06-Sep-2017 05:51 Peter Added

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