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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121980
Last updated: 19 September 2019
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Time:11:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1N Iroquois
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 69-6603
C/n / msn: 31009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S of Kirtland AFB, NM -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kirtland AFB (KABQ), NM
Destination airport:Kirtland AFB (KABQ), NM
Air Force investigators say an Air Force helicopter crashed at the south of Kirtland Air Force Base at about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday. They said the Bell UH-1N helicopter went down 20 miles southwest of the base near Rio Puerco and Highway 6 west of Los Lunas. Air force officials said two instructor pilots, a flight engineer and a student flight engineer were on-board when the chopper crashed.
The helicopter was flying over a remote training area that the air force uses to teach aerial operations like hovering and simulated hoisting for rescue and recovery operations.
A device on the hoist cable snagged an obstacle.


Revision history:

28-Apr-2011 02:01 gerard57 Added
28-Apr-2011 02:02 gerard57 Updated [Date]
28-Apr-2011 02:28 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Aug-2013 13:46 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
08-Nov-2013 09:52 TB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2016 17:08 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
24-Apr-2019 21:31 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Apr-2019 18:20 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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