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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200342
Last updated: 26 November 2019
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Time:17:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration: YN21/163078
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near North Training Area, Takae, Higashi village, Okinawa -   Japan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Futenma Air base (ROTM)
Destination airport:Futenma Air base (ROTM)
Burned on the land, close to sea. One of the engines caught fire inflight over the sea in a routine training, and smoke entered into the cabin, causing a forced landing at just outside of the training area. No injuries were reported. This accident was classified as a “Class A mishap.” The helicopter was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462.
As a result of the accident, all Super Stallions in Okinawa was grounded for 96 hours.

This particular helicopter had involved an precaution landing incident at Kumejima Airport (UEO/ROKJ) at ca. 13:00 LT on 1st June, 2017 during a training flight, due to a warning light of unreported kind.

The Northern Training Area, straddling the villages of Higashi and Kunigami, has landing zones for helicopters, which are shared by the U.S. military's Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.


Revision history:

11-Oct-2017 10:13 L1011tristar Added
11-Oct-2017 12:26 plcedi Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Oct-2017 14:45 isamuel Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Oct-2017 18:28 L1011tristar Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
11-Oct-2017 18:28 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Oct-2017 20:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
12-Oct-2017 07:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Oct-2017 14:44 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]
12-Oct-2017 14:46 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
12-Oct-2017 17:18 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2017 10:30 sinfu2a Updated [Registration, Source]
14-Oct-2017 07:24 isamuel Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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