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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140388
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:12-DEC-2011
Time:20:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
Owner/operator:16 Cavalry Air Brigade, US Army
Registration: 97-00125
C/n / msn: 43407
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:SW training area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Joint Base Lewis-McChord - KTCM
Destination airport:Joint Base Lewis-McChord - KTCM
Narrative:
Two Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters crashed after 20:00 hours in an aviation training area SW of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) during a training flight approx 2 miles south of Spurgeon Creek Road Southeast and Rainier Road Southeast. Pilot, ATC and comm issues were all factors that led to mid-air crash. It is not yet clear at the moment whether the helicopters collided or crashed separately.

The two crew members of each helicopter were killed. Some sources reported that there were also two injuries.

Sources:

1. http://buffalonews.com/wire-feeds/24-hour-national-news/article670592.ece
2. http://www.kptv.com/story/16310573/military-base-investigates-report-of-chopper-crash
3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16155159
4. http://www.khq.com/story/16310579/joint-base-lewis-mcchord-personnel-investigating-military-helicopter-crash
5. http://www01.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/dec/12/us-mcchord-helicopter-report/?hpap
6. http://www.armyaircrews.com/kiowa.html
7. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1997.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2011 02:45 RobertMB Added
13-Dec-2011 08:25 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
27-Aug-2016 20:29 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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