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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122755
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Date:26-MAY-2011
Time:c. 1100L
Type:Silhouette image of generic H64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing AH-64D Apache
Owner/operator:United States Army C Co / 1-4 ARB
Registration: 04-05425
C/n / msn: PVD425
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nika, Paktia province -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
NATO says a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan has killed one service member.

A coalition statement says the cause of the crash on Thursday remains unknown and an investigation is under way. The helicopter was destroyed following the crash in Nika district of the province near the Pakistan border.

A US DOD release on 27 May (No.446-11) identified the dead pilot as CWO2 Christopher R Thibodeau, 28 of Chesterland, Ohio.

The Department of Defense said Thursday that Chief Warrant Officer Christopher R. Thibodeau, 28, of Chesterland, Ohio, attached to the 1st Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, died of injuries sustained

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20170504131237/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/2011.htm#0706
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/nato-says-1-service-member-killed-in-helicopter-crash-in-eastern-afghanistan/2011/05/26/AGT9VtBH_story.html?wprss=rss_world&noredirect=on
https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2011/05/26/isaf-soldier-killed-helicopter-crash
http://web.archive.org/web/20120313190815/http://www.wmur.com/news/28055361/detail.html
http://www.islamicnewsdaily.com/ind/us-chopper-shot-afghanistan
http://armyaircrews.com/apache.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2011 07:37 gerard57 Added
26-May-2011 13:29 gerard57 Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2011 13:30 gerard57 Updated [Damage]
26-May-2011 16:22 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location]
28-May-2011 04:35 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2011 06:34 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
29-May-2011 11:11 gerard57 Updated [Source]
13-Jul-2011 01:16 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2020 06:51 StokieSteve Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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