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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175431
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Owner/operator:2/2 Air Cavalry, US Army
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bindlach, Bayreuth, Upper Franconia, Bavaria -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Graf, West Germany
Destination airport:Bamberg, West Germany
Written off (destroyed) 6 October 1973: helicopter was returning to Bamberg from Graf and had dropped off a Passenger at Bindlach, Bayreuth in Upper Franconia in Bavaria. It was near sunset and growing foggy when he left; the air search for the missing helicopter was unsuccessful, ground troops found wreckage two days later.

The pilot (sole person aboard) was killed. Contemporary press reports named the sole fatality as Captain Jimmy M. Ford



Revision history:

15-Apr-2015 16:48 Dr. John Smith Added

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