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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 54503
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky RH-53D Sea Stallion
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 158687
C/n / msn: 65-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lynnhaven Bay, VA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAS Oceana
Destination airport:Chambers Field NAS Norfolk
Crashed just after refueling. Helicopter exploded and crashed due to a catastrophic failure of the rotor head assembly which caused a mid- air explosion killing all 7 crew members and completely destroying the Helicopter. The remains of the airdrame came to rest in the Lynnhaven bay in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Flight Int. 1-7 July 1992
- JF Baugher

Revision history:

18-Dec-2008 10:30 harro Added
25-Jun-2014 11:53 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
13-Jul-2018 13:51 Relative to crew chi Updated [Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]

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