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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70659
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic S64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe (S-64B)
Owner/operator:United States Army Aviation
Registration: 69-18475
MSN: 64-083
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ft. Still, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Landing Strip 15, North Field
Destination airport:
Hit large tree, crashed and caught fire shortly after take-off due to blowing dust (brown-out). Helicopter was turning around and cw pic was drafting left as he turned, poor night vision. Capt Jerry Fink sic did not want to do this maneuver but just depart straight out. Cockpit was chopped off on crash, rolled under burning helicopter. Two member did not make it in cockpit. Cpt fink did. Major injuries. Crew chief in pot got a spriand ankle'


Revision history:

23-Dec-2009 11:59 TB Added
18-Mar-2011 17:52 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2014 10:53 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2018 19:55 Jerry Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2018 19:55 harro Updated [Total fatalities]
20-Jan-2019 10:01 John Land Rover Updated [Date, Source]

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