Accident Bell UH-1 Iroquois ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76989
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Date:Wednesday 4 January 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell UH-1 Iroquois
Owner/operator:US Army
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Great Smoky Mountains National Park in TN near the TN & NC border -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Little or no information is available
Crashed on a rescue mission shortly after spotting the downed plane near the border (it had hit on the NC side and skidded into TN).
Was turning around and hit a V-shaped lime which grabbed the rotors and torn it off.
The 4 Survivors were able to explain it all.


Army Air Crews and many local paper reports of the day

Revision history:

07-Sep-2010 14:30 ASN Archive
09-Nov-2022 07:21 Rodger Asai Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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