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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77051
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Date:04-DEC-1990
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 70-15714
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between St Thomas and St Croix, USVirgin Islands -   U.S. Virgin Islands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed at sea.
I'm a retired Customs pilot and that morning I was flying a Cessna 404 from SIG (Isla Grande) airport,Puerto Rico, en route to Martinique. While over Fajardo I heard (on 121.5)and talked to an Eastern Metro pilot who just saw this Huey ditch, in between St Thomas and St Croix. I orbitted the location, informed San Juan ATC and Roosevelt Roads Naval Base. I shared the airspace overhead with an Aerocommander who also heard same the call. After a few tense moments the helicopter crew and passengers emerged to the water surface and were picked up by a Navy helicopter.
After so many years I wonder if there is a way to meet this UH-1 crew?

Sources:

1. Scramble
2. Flight International 8-14 May 1991 at https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1991/1991%20-%201202.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
01-Dec-2010 13:34 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
15-Oct-2011 01:27 chicjim Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2017 22:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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