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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56380
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing Vertol HH-46A Sea Knight
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 152518
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Oman -   Oman
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:USNS SPICA
Destination airport:USS Ranger
Written off. A/C was conducting routine VERTREP Operations when a single engine failure occurred while lifting 4000lb load from Spica. Aircrew immediately jettisoned load while pilot maneuvered A/C away from ship's deck. Crew completed ditching checklist while pilot flew A/C to a controlled ditch approximately 200 yds from Spica. Single engine take off was attempted numerous times to no avail. A/C was above Single Engine T/O from Water weight limits. A/C was secured and aircrew egress per training with no injuries. Crew rescued by sister A/C.


- JF Baugher, Marty Jarosz

Revision history:

22-Jun-2014 18:00 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2016 05:07 Mjarosz Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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