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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56052
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:21-MAR-2003
Time:03:00
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: 152579
MSN: 2201
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S of the Iraqi border, near Umm Qasr -   Kuwait
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Eight British and four American troops died in a helicopter crash as the ground invasion of Iraq in the first Iraq war began.
The British troops from 3 Commando Brigade and US troops were killed when a US CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed in Kuwait several miles south of the Iraqi border said US defence officials.

The crash was probably caused by the age of the aircraft, which had been service for almost 40 years.
The inlet guide veins on the turbine power plants where damaged from sand particals.

Sources:

Scramble 303
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2871077.stm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Feb-2013 08:47 gerard57 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Feb-2017 15:17 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
19-Jun-2021 07:40 TB Updated [Location, Narrative]

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