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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194875
Last updated: 6 September 2021
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Time:c. 13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 90-26303
MSN: 70-1537
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Breton Bay Golf Course, Leonardtown, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The Black Hawk helicopter went down on the Breton Bay Golf Course (near Naval Air Station Patuxent River). Two people have been taken to hospital. The helicopter was from the 12th Aviation Battalion, stationed at Davison Airfield at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. A witness hit some trees as it went down. One other helicopter was at the scene when it crashed.

One unconfirmed source states: "T/R paddle [sic] separated at 1500' causing vibration and pilots initiated a PL at the golf course. Continued vibrations on T/R gearbox eventually caused the tailboom to separate just above the tail number at 1000'. Autorotation was performed and before landing, A/C spun three times coming into contact with a large tree causing studden stoppage. Cockpit was cut off from the top to about midway down and main cabin was compressed to approx 2' high."




Photo of 90-26303 courtesy

Kandahar (OAKN / KDH)
15 March 2008; (c) Stephan de Bruijn

Revision history:

17-Apr-2017 18:59 Aerossurance Added
17-Apr-2017 19:00 Aerossurance Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
17-Apr-2017 19:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
17-Apr-2017 19:38 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2017 19:39 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
17-Apr-2017 19:40 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
17-Apr-2017 19:41 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
17-Apr-2017 19:42 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Apr-2017 03:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
18-Apr-2017 03:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2017 04:08 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
18-Apr-2017 05:10 Chieftain Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2017 06:25 Medevac Updated [Total fatalities]
18-Apr-2017 18:44 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
19-Apr-2017 07:00 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
25-May-2017 20:00 paul_jolly@outlook.c Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
12-Dec-2018 22:22 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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