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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64616
Last updated: 22 January 2021
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Time:c. 23:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1N Iroquois
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration: 159695
C/n / msn: 31703
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chocolate Mountain Range, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Crashed just west of Mount Barrow during training mission. Pilot Capt Theodore S. Treadwell and Staff Sgt Roderick D. Nesmith killed. Incorrect installation of a component in the tail rotor, which caused a rivet to crack and resulted in the fin breaking off, leading to complete loss of control.


Scramble 278
AFM April 2002, p74/October 2002, p77

Revision history:

08-Nov-2013 16:24 TB Updated [Operator, Country, Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 18:47 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2019 13:57 TB Updated [Time]
03-Jan-2020 19:32 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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