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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192981
Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Date:15-DEC-1979
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CH-53 Sea Stallion
Owner/operator:HMT-204
Registration: 156966
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Failure of Tail Rotor Intermediate Gear Box in 50' hover on test flight for IGB change. Failure resulted in 720* of spin prior to impacting ground.

Sources:

I was one of 2 aircraft commanders on board at the time of the crash. It was the enlisted crewmembers first flight after qualifying as CC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2017 19:01 Bumpman Added
25-Apr-2018 13:19 bsmoodha Updated [Source]

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