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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56016
Last updated: 13 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration: 162495
C/n / msn: 65-507
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Aden, Ras Siyyan -   Djibouti
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Djibouti
Destination airport:Djibouti
The Department of Defense announced today the death of eight Marines and two airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All 10 died February 17, 2006, when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. The Marines and airmen were deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.


Scramble 340
Air Forces Monthly

Revision history:

19-Feb-2013 09:35 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Apr-2013 10:05 krasatpi Updated [Cn, Operator]
09-Mar-2017 14:01 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source]
09-Mar-2017 14:02 TB Updated [Narrative]

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