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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59953
Last updated: 3 September 2020
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Date:30-APR-1975
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Iroquois (+14)
Owner/operator:South Vietnamese Air Force
Registration: 807
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South China Sea -   Vietnam
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:USN carrier Blue Ridge
Narrative:
Crashed in sea while approaching the carrier "Blue Ridge". Coded "807". Two of the four US crew killed. Fate of passengers not reported. One of 15 UH-1H which landed on the carrier within 90 minutes during evacuation mission E.U. Hancock. All the 14 jettisoned into the sea after discharging their passengers (Vietnamese fleeings) to make room for others.

Sources:

El Tiempo 1 May 1975, p12A
New Straits Times 2 May 1975, p1.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-May-2009 12:54 zerocinquanta Added
10-Mar-2014 17:47 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2014 17:48 TB Updated [Narrative]
07-Feb-2019 17:23 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
07-Feb-2019 18:12 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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