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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140901
Last updated: 1 March 2020
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Date:30-DEC-2011
Time:night
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 / b Co / 2-227 Avn
Registration: 03-05408
C/n / msn: PVD0408
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sayad district of northern Sar-e-Pul province -   Afghanistan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
According to local authorities in northern Afghanistan, a NATO-led International Security Assistance Force helicopter crashed in northern Sar-e-Pul province.
At least one pilot of the helicopter was injured during the incident. According to the Army mishap review the crew experienced loss of tail rotor thrust when the aft hanger bearing sheared at the #5 tail rotor shaft. During touchdown in the resultant forced landing the a/c rolled onto its left side sustaining Class "A" damage. The mishap was traced to improper maintenance during re-installation of the t/r drive shaft when the work was split over separate day and night shifts resulting in inadequate torque being applied.

Sources:

https://www.khaama.com/nato-helicopter-crash-in-northern-afghanistan-279/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130802025553/http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123285121
Scramble / Flightfax February2012 & May2012 issue mishap reviews


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Dec-2011 02:59 gerard57 Added
15-Jan-2012 13:46 krasatpi Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-Mar-2020 08:54 StokieSteve Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2020 08:54 harro Updated [Operator]

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