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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263086
Last updated: 20 November 2021
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Date:25-MAY-2021
Time:c. 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk
Owner/operator:Brainerd Helicopters Inc
Registration: N9FH
MSN: 70219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Leesburg International Airport (LEE/KLEE), FL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Leesburg International Airport (LEE/KLEE), FL
Destination airport:Leesburg International Airport (LEE/KLEE), FL
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A firefighting Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk crashed in wooded marshland during a training flight close to Leesburg International Airport (LEE/KLEE), Florida. A post crash fire occurred. There were four POB and no survivors.
According to the FAA the aircraft was conducting fire drop exercises when control of the bucket was lost, causing the rotor section to separate.
The helicopter was registered by FAA in the Restricted Category with its former US Army serial 80-23461 as c/n.

Sources:

https://amp.dailycommercial.com/amp/7439613002
https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/leesburg-fire-rescue-on-scene-of-helicopter-crash
https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/05/26/at-least-1-person-dead-after-black-hawk-firefighting-helicopter-crashes-near-leesburg
https://www.aerialfiremag.com/one-confirmed-dead-in-uh-60a-firefighting-helicopter-crash-in-leesburg-florida
https://fireaviation.com/2021/05/26/blackhawk-helicopter-crashes-in-florida/
https://eu.dailycommercial.com/story/news/local/leesburg/2021/05/27/officials-firehawk-helicopter-crashed-leesburg-testing-new-bucket-release-system/7465028002/

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=9FH
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N9FH/history/20210525/2142Z/KLEE/KLEE

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/41144_1588270479.jpg (photo)

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2021 00:00 Captain Adam Added
26-May-2021 00:13 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
26-May-2021 04:47 RobertMB Updated [Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2021 05:47 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2021 05:52 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2021 07:58 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
26-May-2021 09:21 A.J.Scholten Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
26-May-2021 10:05 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
26-May-2021 13:55 harro Updated [Narrative]
26-May-2021 18:42 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
26-May-2021 22:26 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
29-May-2021 12:51 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]

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