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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200428
Last updated: 18 November 2017
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Date:17-OCT-2017
Time:18:02 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky UH-60J Seahawk
Owner/operator:Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Registration: 58-4596
C/n / msn: 2046
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:18 miles south of Hamamatsu Air Base (RJNH) -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hamamatsu Air Base (RJNH)
Destination airport:Hamamatsu Air Base (RJNH)
Narrative:
The helicopter apparently crashed during a routine nighttime search and rescue training flight. Debris, boots and helmets of the occupants were seen floating in the Pacific Ocean. Four occupants are still missing as of 19th. The Seahawk took off at Hamamatsu at 17:51 LT, and made the last radio transmission to ATC at 17:57. The radar contact was lost at 17:02 LT.
All four occupants are deemed to have died in the crash.

Sources:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/18/national/debris-found-off-hamamatsu-asdf-chopper-four-aboard-apparently-crashed/#.Web--MIUmcw
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20171018/k10011181871000.html?utm_int=news-social_contents_list-items_009
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20171019-00000103-san-soci
http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H29/291017_01.pdf
http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H29/291017_02.pdf
http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H29/291018_03.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2017 16:39 gerard57 Added
18-Oct-2017 07:17 gerard57 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2017 16:36 isamuel Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2017 20:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
19-Oct-2017 07:41 isamuel Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2017 12:56 isamuel Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2017 09:42 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
09-Nov-2017 14:26 186.136.245.147 Updated [Aircraft type]

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