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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56024
Last updated: 1 June 2021
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Time:10:00 p.m. L
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration: 163082
MSN: 65-576
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:60 km south of Bagram, Northern Afghanistan -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bagram airfield
Destination airport:Bagram airfield
Two Marines were killed and five others were injured when a Marine CH-53E deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom crashed yesterday at approximately 10 p.m. EST in a remote region 60 kilometers south of Bagram in Northern Afghanistan. The injured have been evacuated to a medical facility within the Afghanistan theatre of operations.
The helicopter was destroyed to prevent it from falling into unfriendly hands.
The Marines and the aircraft were assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 (HMH-361), the "Flying Tigers" of Marine Aircraft Group 16.


Scramble 279

Revision history:

13-Sep-2012 02:12 krasatpi Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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