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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154890
Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Date:09-APR-2013
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic H64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow
Owner/operator:United States Army B Co / 1-104 ARB, PA ArNG (ISAF)
Registration: 09-05636
C/n / msn: PVD636
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gera Khel area at Pechigram distrrict, Nangarhar province -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed. Two servicemen were killed in the accident. The US DOD and Pennsylvania National Guard identified the pilots on April 15th as CWO3 Matthew P. Ruffner, 34 of Tafford, PA and CWO2 Jarett M. Yoder of Mohnton, PA.

Both were assigned to B Company,1-104th ARB, PA Army National Guard part of the 28th CAB who were attached to the active-duty 101st ACB for OEF XIII

On a two-ship mission "Gun 23" crashed due to a suspected catastrophic failure of the main rotor system.

Sources:

https://www.khaama.com/nato-helicopter-crash-in-nangarhar-province-of-afghanistan-1572/
https://www.newsday.com/news/world/afghanistan-helicopter-crash-kills-2-nato-troops-1.5035002
http://armyaircrews.com/apache.html
US Army Flightfax (May 2013) "Mishap Review: AH-64D Day Reconnaissance"


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2013 00:22 gerard57 Added
09-Apr-2013 00:59 gerard57 Updated [Date, Time, Operator]
09-Apr-2013 01:03 gerard57 Updated [Operator]
09-Apr-2013 05:31 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2013 04:17 Roberto Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
11-Apr-2013 08:12 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Damage]
07-Mar-2020 18:23 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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