02-Sep-15 Sikorsky CH-53E Camp Lejeune, US-North Carolina (1F)

Hard landing while conducting Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques (HRST) training in a landing zone at Stone Bay, a satellite training area aboard Camp Lejeune.  About 20 Marines from Virginia and North Carolina were participating  in night training that requires them to exit through the back of a helicopter using suspended ropes. The rappelling and fast-rope techniques allow Marines to enter terrain where helicopter landings would be difficult.  The sole fatality named here as Jonathan Lewis

Date:
2 September, 2015
Make:
Sikorsky
Model:
CH-53
Country:
US-North Carolina
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
US-Marine-Corps
Link:
http://hamptonroads.com/2015/09/1-marine-killed-11-hurt-super-stallion-helicopter-hard-landing-camp-lejeune
Link:
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/03/us/north-carolina-marines-helicopter-death/
Link:
http://www.wcti12.com/news/one-service-member-is-dead-after-a-hard-landing-aboard-camp-lejeune/35076914

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