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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77659
Last updated: 16 August 2020
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Date:15-AUG-1995
Time:21:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk
Owner/operator:US Army, 158th Aviation Regt
Registration: 88-26024
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles off Zyyi, Mediterranean Sea -   Cyprus
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus SBA
Destination airport:Beirut
Narrative:
Turbine blade failures led to the right engine catching fire. Helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during a night sortie to support the US embassy in Beirut. Possible shut down of serviceable engine while using NVG.

Sources:

Scramble
Silent Knights, Alan Diehl, Chapter 7
http://www.armyaircrews.com/blackhawk.html
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/mrbaker.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
16-Jun-2011 11:45 krasatpi Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2015 13:47 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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