22-Feb-22 N615CK Sikorsky S61N Kekaha, US-Hawaii (4F)

Under contract to the US Navy, the helicopter was providing retrieval support for a routine training operation when the crash happened. Brian Beattie, Croman director of operations, said the Sikorsky S-61N had just retrieved an object from the water and was trying to drop it on the ground when something went wrong.

Post crash fire

All four on board died in the accident and were employees of Croman Corp. and were named in this article as

  • Daniel Maurice, 64, the chief pilot and FAA-designated pilot examiner
  • Patrick Rader, 55, command pilot
  • Erika Teves-Valdez, 42, mechanic and aircrew
  • and Matthew Haider, 44, mechanic and aircrew
Date:
22 February, 2022
Reg:
N615CK
Make:
Sikorsky
Model:
S61N
Location:
near the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kekaha
Country:
US-Hawaii
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
4
Operator:
Croman-Corp
Link:
https://nypost.com/2022/02/23/hawaii-helicopter-crash-kills-four-people-near-us-navy-facility-on-kauai/
Link:
https://www.kktv.com/2022/02/22/military-contracted-helicopter-crashes-missile-range-facility-hawaii/
Link:
https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2022/02/22/authorities-respond-aviation-incident-near-kauais-pacific-missile-range-facility/

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