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Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky RH-53D Sea Stallion
Owner/operator:HM-16 USMC
Registration: 158761 / GC
C/n / msn: 65-384
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Posht-i-Badam -   Iran
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Posht-i-Badam (Desert One), Iran
Destination airport:
Collided with USAF 8th SOS Lockheed EC-130E Hercules (cn 3770) 62-1809 during Operation Eagle Claw. The helicopter lifted off, its pilot, blinded by the dust cloud from the rotor downwash, collided with one of the C-130s Hercules preparing to depart. The ensuing fireball engulfed both aircraft, killing eight crew members.


Air Forces Monthly OCT 2002, p31


Revision history:

26-Oct-2010 16:15 TB Added
26-Oct-2010 16:37 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2019 20:39 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
28-Dec-2019 16:21 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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