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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56027
Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:01-JUN-1984
Time:
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: 162000
C/n / msn: 65-477
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off San Clemente Island, 11 mi S -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A CH-53E crashes in the water 11 mi S off San Clemente Island, killing four. Aircraft disintegrated in flight while hoisting a truck. Probable causes: material failure and design deficiency of aircraft and truck.

Sources:

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-05-14/local/me-5469_1_marine-corps-super-stallion-helicopter/2
http://articles.latimes.com/1987-01-10/local/me-3323_1_helicopter-crashes
- JF Baugher


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jan-2011 13:00 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants]
21-Apr-2013 02:02 krasatpi Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2014 10:09 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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