Accident Kaman SH-2F Seasprite 163211, 21 Mar 1993
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 163211
MSN: 247
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Straits of Hormuz, Persian Gulf -   Oman
Phase: En route
Departure airport:USS Leftwich
Destination airport:USS Leftwich
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Easyrider 52 crashed into the Straits of Hormuz at 2319 on 21MAR1993. All three aircrew were lost: Lyle Hansemann, Daryl W. Nelson, and Kelly Aldritt. The aircraft was in straight and level flight, at 75 knots when it dropped off of radar. From the wreckage, it appeared the helicopter's gearbox came apart, causing the helicopter to depart controlled flight.


AFM February 2000, p73

Revision history:

20-Mar-2013 09:34 CG Updated [Date, Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Oct-2018 12:03 TB Updated [Date, Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2019 06:44 Anon. Updated [Operator]
10-Aug-2021 05:20 mkc0625 Updated [Date]

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