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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149077
Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:20-NOV-2001
Time:1:10 LT
Type:MD Helicopters MH-6J Little Bird
Owner/operator:United States Army Aviation (160th SOAR)
Registration: 81-23653
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:southern Afghanistan -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An American military helicopter made a hard landing in Afghanistan yesterday, injuring four crewmembers, said DoD officials."The injuries were broken bones," Pentagon spokesperson Richard McGraw told reporters today. None of the crews' injuries are considered life threatening.The incident occurred in the southern part of Afghanistan, McGraw noted. The entire crew was safely removed from the country and the injured are receiving medical attention, according to a U.S. Central Command release.The incident occurred at about 1:10 EST and its cause is presently unknown, the CENTCOM release said. The release noted that the landing wasn't caused by hostile fire. The damaged helicopter was removed from Afghan territory.

Sources:

https://www.defense.gov/news/Nov2001/
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1981.html


Revision history:

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11-Sep-2012 07:00 krasatpi Added

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