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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72952
Last updated: 27 December 2019
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Date:07-APR-2003
Time:23:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PUMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 330J Puma
Owner/operator:Geo-Seis Helicopters opf. US Navy
Registration: N330JA
C/n / msn: 1140
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eastern Mediterranean Sea -   Jordan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:USNS 'Spica' (T-AFS 9)
Destination airport:USS 'Harry S Truman' (CVN 75)
Narrative:
The helicopter was operating under contract to the U.S. Navy's Military Sea-lift Command and was being used for stores replenishment from the combat stores ship USNS Spica when it apparently ditched into the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Jordan, while en route to the USS Harry S. Truman. The accident happened in darkness (about 23:30 hours Local time). The crew of two were recovered uninjured.

Sources:

1. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=330JA
3. Air International May 2003


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Feb-2010 10:31 TB Added
15-Jun-2010 12:36 TB Updated [Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2010 12:54 TB Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
15-Jun-2010 13:12 TB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport]
09-Dec-2016 22:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]

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