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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56017
Last updated: 15 November 2020
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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: 161998
C/n / msn: 65-475
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / 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
CH-53E BuNo 161998 (HMH-464) collided with another CH-53E (BuNo 162495) and crashed into Gulf of Aden Feb 17, 2006

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-Jan-2012 21:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2013 09:35 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source]
19-Feb-2013 10:55 gerard57 Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Mar-2017 14:04 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]

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