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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64618
Last updated: 29 December 2020
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Date:06-DEC-2001
Time:23:30
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: 160440
C/n / msn: 31732
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:190 km SW of Kandahar -   Afghanistan
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A USMC UH-1N assigned to HMLA-269 at MCAS New River, North Carolina, crashed at an airstrip at "Camp Rhino", Dolangi, southern Afghanistan. The loss was not due to hostile action, but may have been by brown-out on take-off at night, which caused the helicopter to hit the ground, roll over and catch fire. The helicopter was attached to HMM-365, deployed aboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Sources:

Scramble 278
http://web.archive.org/web/20160304100551/http://lang.sbsun.com/socal/terrorist/1201/07/terror10.asp
AFM February 2002, p73/July 2002, p75


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Sep-2012 07:00 krasatpi Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
08-Nov-2013 16:21 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 18:34 TB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2019 13:26 TB Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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