Accident Boeing AH-64D Apache ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192395
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Date:Wednesday 28 December 2016
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
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Galveston Bay, Port of Houston, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Ellington Field (EFD/KEFD)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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.



Revision history:

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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