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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141967
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion
Owner/operator:HMH-363 USMC
Registration: 157174
C/n / msn: 65-300
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Helmand Province -   Afghanistan
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
A spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force said six died in the crash. Update at 8:13 p.m. ET: The six troops who died were U.S. Marines, NBC News reports.

The helicopter crashed about midnight local time (2:30 p.m. Eastern) in Helmand province. The cause of the crash is not known. The spokesman said there was no enemy activity in the area at the time.

NOTE: There are conflicting reports from FOX news that the helicopter involvd as a Boeing Vertol CH-46, not a CH-53



Photo of 157174 courtesy

Yuma - MCAS / International (KYUM / YUM / NYL)
24 October 2006; (c) Gerhard Plomitzer

Revision history:

19-Jan-2012 18:09 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Jan-2012 01:17 tk421 Updated [Aircraft type]
20-Jan-2012 02:53 aegir Updated [Narrative]
25-Jan-2012 23:35 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
16-Feb-2012 02:45 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator]
26-Sep-2016 21:02 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Narrative]
11-Feb-2020 16:50 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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