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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56046
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:19-AUG-1996
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight
Owner/operator:USMC
Registration: 153993
MSN: 2344
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kuwait -   Kuwait
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While on training flight in Kuwait, engine fire (due to failure of #3 oil bearing lubrication) caused smoke in cockpit obscuring pilots' vision. Subsequent hard landing caused nose gear to snap off, rotor blades to "desync" and fire to spread. Ignition of .50 caliber ordnance delayed rescue/recovery effort.

Sources:

Scramble 260
Flight International 4-10 June 1997
http://articles.latimes.com/1996-08-23/local/me-37059_1_marine-corps-kuwait
Personal observation, former USNAVCENT staff mbr.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2011 16:10 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Country, Source]
20-Feb-2013 12:46 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2014 18:02 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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