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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192395
Last updated: 23 May 2018
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Date:28-DEC-2016
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing AH-64D Apache
Owner/operator:US Army / Texas National Guard
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Galveston Bay, Port of Houston, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ellington Field (EFD/KEFD)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft experienced an apparent inflight main rotor separation over the waters of the Houston Ship Channel in Galveston Bay near La Porte. The helicopter submerged, sustaining substantial damage, and the two crew onboard received fatal injuries). The failure of the main rotor strap pack nut is reportedly responsible for the in-flight rotor separation.

Sources:

http://kxan.com/2016/12/28/reports-apache-helicopter-goes-down-in-water-near-houston/
http://www.khou.com/news/local/report-military-helicopter-down-in-galveston-bay/379874258
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.6120522,-94.9922905,19z/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-us
https://taskandpurpose.com/apache-helicopter-fleet-strap-pack-nut/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2016 02:59 Geno Added
29-Dec-2016 03:02 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
29-Dec-2016 07:08 krasatpi Updated [Total fatalities]
29-Dec-2016 07:08 Dmitry Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
29-Dec-2016 09:36 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
15-Feb-2018 09:23 Anon. Updated [Time]
16-May-2018 04:43 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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