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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56015
Last updated: 4 December 2019
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Date:11-DEC-2006
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Owner/operator:USMC / HMH-465
Registration: 164785
C/n / msn: 65-628
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 21
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Al Anbar Province -   Iraq
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On December 11, 2006 CH-53E Super Stallion 164785 from HMH-465 carrying 21 personnel crashed in Al Anbar Province. The helicopter experienced a "brownout" (severe loss of power) and was severley damaged when it rolled onto its side after a "hard" emergency landing in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

18 out of the 21 personnel onboard were injured, one fatally. The helicopter was not repaired and was written off, being Struck Off Charge on December 16, 2006.

The sole fatality was later named as Master Sgt. Brian P. McAnulty, 39, of Vicksburg, Miss., died December 11, 2006 when the CH-53 helicopter he was riding in crashed just after takeoff in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.

Sources:

Scramble 340
http://www.helis.com/database/cn/16162/
http://www.popasmoke.com/kia/incidents.php?incident_id=320&conflict_id=32
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aviation_shootdowns_and_accidents_during_the_Iraq_War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Mar-2010 02:51 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities]
19-Jan-2012 18:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jul-2013 09:48 krasatpi Updated [Operator, Narrative]
15-Jul-2019 05:52 Anon. Updated [Phase]

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