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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155381
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:09-JUN-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic S61R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky HH-3E Sea King (S-61R)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 67-14710
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ban Kaboui, near, Laos -   Laos
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter, callsign Jolly Green 23, was shot down while attempting to rescue a downed Marine A-4 Skyhawk pilot. Crashed, exploded and burned completely.
In November 2002, during the 76th Joint Field Activity in Laos, a Joint U.S. and Lao investigation team from Joint Task Force-Full Accounting (JTF-FA) located the crash site of the Jolly Green helicopter.
The remains of the deceased were transported to the United States.

Sources:

https://www.cc.gatech.edu/~tpilsch/AirOps/JG23-found.html
- vhpa


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Apr-2013 12:20 gerard57 Added
21-Jun-2014 21:37 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]

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