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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197071
Last updated: 4 October 2020
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Date:01-AUG-2017
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky HH-60 Black Hawk
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Achin district, Nangarhar province -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter sustained a hard landing as a result of a technical failure. Both crew members sustained minor injuries.

The 2018 militarytimes database (compiled from FOI requested submitted to the different branches of the US armed forces) confirmed that a US Army HH-60 overturned on a medevac landing in brownout conditions sustaining Class A (over US$ 2million) of damage in Afghanistan.

Sources:

https://www.khaama.com/us-helicopter-makes-hard-landing-in-afghanistan-2-us-soldiers-wounded-03254/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyQxIJDIKdg

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/04/06/military-times-aviation-database/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2017 09:58 gerard57 Added
01-Aug-2017 16:51 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
01-Aug-2017 17:28 GeoffR Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
02-Aug-2017 17:52 Anon. Updated [Source, Damage]
06-Nov-2017 09:38 rvargast17 Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Mar-2020 20:23 StokieSteve Updated [Source, Narrative]

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