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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73387
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:10-MAY-1977
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-53 Yas'ur (Sea Stallion)
Owner/operator:Heyl Ha'Avir (Israeli Air Force)
Registration: 960
C/n / msn: 65-351
Fatalities:Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 54
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 km W of Jordan River -   Israel
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Flew into hill on West Bank during exercise in the Jordan Valley. Crew Moshe Vitner/Hanoch Perlman.
- Probable Cause : The pilot flew below the permissible altitude during the dark hours of the night.

Sources:

1. http://myplace.frontier.com/~anneled/IAFinventory.html#helicopters
2. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1977/1977
2. https://www.jta.org/1977/07/11/archive/judge-blames-pilot-for-helicopter-crash-in-which-54-israelis-died


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Mar-2010 12:19 TB Added
08-Mar-2010 12:24 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
04-Aug-2010 10:45 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Mar-2011 11:12 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-May-2012 13:22 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
01-May-2018 07:03 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]

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