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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232437
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:25-JAN-2020
Time:16:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk
Owner/operator:US Navy (USN), HSC-12
Registration: 167835
MSN: 703158
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Philippine Sea, 180 km E of Okinawa -   Japan
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
Destination airport:USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
Narrative:
A Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk made an emergency ditching in the Philippine Sea, 170 kilometers east of Okinawa.
All five occupants were rescued by US Forces and Japan Air Self-Defense Force. No injuries were reported.

Two aircrew returned by U.S. Navy helicopter to USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
Three were transported by a Japanese helicopter to Naval Hospital Okinawa for evaluation.

The wreckage was recovered from a depth of 19,075 ft in March 2021.

Sources:

https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/five-crew-rescued-after-navy-helicopter-goes-down-in-philippine-sea-1.616209
https://news.usni.org/2020/01/25/navy-mh-60s-helicopter-crashes-in-the-philippine-sea-off-okinawa-crew-recovered
https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2020012500524/u-s-military-chopper-lands-in-waters-off-okinawa.html
https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-service-members-reportedly-rescued-after-emergency-helicopter-landing/dzvRstoLYW8gvqqG85faMK/
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200125/k10012259011000.html?utm_int=news-social_contents_list-items_007
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200125-00000064-jij-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200125-00000102-kyodonews-soci
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/01/25/all-crew-members-rescued/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Socialflow+NAV
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200125-00010014-abema-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200125-00000043-asahi-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200125-00050239-yom-soci
https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=111923&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=100001111063524
https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Media/News/SavedNewsModule/Article/2545892/us-navy-recovers-mh-60s-helicopter-from-record-depth/

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/6/88664_1511266511.jpg (photo)

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Photo: Official U.S. Navy photo

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2020 12:39 RobertMB Added
25-Jan-2020 14:51 isamuel Updated [Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 17:17 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 17:52 lupac Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 17:57 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Damage]
25-Jan-2020 18:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 19:05 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 19:40 RobertMB Updated [Operator]
26-Jan-2020 17:05 TB Updated [Location]
10-Feb-2020 12:13 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Operator]
24-Feb-2020 02:51 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2021 06:24 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Mar-2021 07:59 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
23-Mar-2021 15:24 harro Updated [Embed code, Photo]

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