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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 265449
Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Date:15-JUL-2021
Time:10:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 10-20241
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Bucharest -   Romania
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bucharest-Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP/LROP)
Destination airport:Bucharest-Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP/LROP)
Narrative:
In the morning of July 15, 2021, a formation of few Romanian Air Force helicopters and three US Army Black Hawk helicopters were involved in a training flight above Bucharest, Romania. According to witnesses, one of the Black Hawks started a rapid descent after passing the monument on Aviatorilor Avenue. After that, the helicopter touched two street light poles (at least one being knocked down) and landed in Charles de Gaulle Place. The cause of the forced landing is unknown.

Sources:

https://boardingpass.ro/video-un-black-hawk-us-army-a-aterizat-de-urgenta-in-piata-charles-de-gaulle-din-bucuresti/
https://fb.watch/v/FJFRSFG_/
https://www.romania-insider.com/index.php/black-hawk-helicopter-emergency-landing-bucharest
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/us-black-hawk-helicopter-makes-emergency-landing-downtown-bucharest-2021-07-15
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/10220948 (Photo from the incident)

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jul-2021 09:25 Stefan Tudor Added
15-Jul-2021 09:33 harro Updated [Category]
15-Jul-2021 10:49 gerard57 Updated [Source]
15-Jul-2021 11:19 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Jul-2021 14:49 alexthespotter Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage]

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