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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178552
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Date:12-AUG-2015
Time:13:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky EH-60A Black Hawk
Owner/operator:United States Army
Registration: 84-24027/63*
C/n / msn: 70991
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:USNS Red Cloud, 35km east of Kadena Air Base (DNA/RODN) -   Japan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:USNS Red Cloud
Narrative:
The UH-60 (reported by some to be a UH-60M of the 160 SOAF) crashed on the deck of a ship in the Pacific ocean, off shore of Nago city and Uruma city, Okinawa prefecture, Japan. All 17 occupants were rescued, seven injured. It is reported that the helicopter attempted to land on Military Sealift Command vessel USNS Red Cloud, but failed. The registration of the accident UH-60 is not reported, however, the figure '63' can be seen on the left side rear door widow in TV news videos.

Sources:

https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/black-hawk-copter-crashes-off-okinawa-all-aboard-rescued-1.362506
* Reg not confirmed: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/pvanpolanen/11159452094/
http://web.archive.org/web/20150816105809/http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20150812/k10010187691000.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20150815001007/http://news.tbs.co.jp:80/newseye/tbs_newseye2561493.html
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp:443/hl?a=20150812-00050069-yom-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp:443/hl?a=20150812-00000039-asahi-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp:443/hl?a=20150812-00000070-jij-soci
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Red_Cloud_(T-AKR-313)
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/national-international/US-Military-Blackhawk-Helicopter-Okinawa-Japan-321525371.html
https://www.navytimes.com/story/news/world/2015/08/12/us-military-helicopter-crashes/31519183/
https://theaviationist.com/2015/08/12/160th-soar-mh-60m-covered-crash/
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1984.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2015 09:44 isamuel Added
12-Aug-2015 10:39 Anon. Updated [Damage]
12-Aug-2015 12:05 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2015 12:08 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2015 12:09 Aerossurance Updated [Time]
12-Aug-2015 15:11 Iceman29 Updated [Embed code]
12-Aug-2015 17:48 Iceman29 Updated [Registration, Source]
13-Aug-2015 16:48 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Dec-2015 12:02 El_serj Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]

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