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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188125
Last updated: 21 February 2019
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Date:14-JUN-2016
Time:c. 11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk
Owner/operator:US Navy (USN)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:James River, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Naval Station Chambers Field
Destination airport:Naval Station Chambers Field
Narrative:
The helicopter was hovering low over the river, near the James River Bridge, during routine training. For currently unknown reasons it impacted the water.

The accident was reported at 11:12. The three crew members were rescued uninjured.

The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two (HSC-2), the helicopter Fleet Replacement Squadron based at Naval Station Norfolk.

Sources:

http://www.wavy.com/news/report-of-navy-helicopter-down-near-james-river-bridge/1099979547
https://news.usni.org/2016/06/14/20176


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jun-2016 17:57 Aerossurance Added
14-Jun-2016 18:02 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2016 19:31 Goldfish86 Updated [Location]

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