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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 183569
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Time:c. 23:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-53E Sea Stallion
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration: 161255
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Oahu, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Kaneohe Bay US Marine Corps Air Station
Destination airport:Kaneohe Bay US Marine Corps Air Station
Two USMC helicopters have collided near Oahu and crashed into the sea during nightime training. Search operations are being conducted. Debris spotted.
The aircraft were from the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.
The missing air crew have been publicly identified.
Weather and high waves hampered the search effort. Searchers found all four life rafts from the two helicopters as well as pieces of the wreckage on the sea floor. The debris field of aircraft parts believed to be from the crash was found around 2 miles off shore in about 325 feet of water.
All occupants are presumed to have died in the crash.

The pilots from Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay hadnít flown enough in the weeks leading up the crash to be proficient, according to the investigation.



Revision history:

15-Jan-2016 12:10 gerard57 Added
15-Jan-2016 12:26 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
15-Jan-2016 13:12 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
15-Jan-2016 13:36 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Jan-2016 13:54 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source]
15-Jan-2016 15:07 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
15-Jan-2016 16:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
17-Jan-2016 10:57 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2016 19:23 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
20-Jan-2016 13:09 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2016 06:58 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2016 00:26 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
02-Feb-2016 17:54 rab1983 Updated [Source]
26-Oct-2016 15:18 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2016 21:45 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Nov-2016 21:50 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
07-Nov-2016 21:51 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Source]
07-Nov-2016 22:44 Aerossurance Updated [Date, Time]

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