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… Read more »
Emergency landing Monday in the bed of the Los Angeles River near South Gate due to electrical problem. No injuries to 2 POB or damage to the helicopter. Military registration not known, but carries squadron code 423 by the nose
Marines helicopter out of MCAS Miramar crashed on a training flight at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms. Both on board died in the accident, named later as Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield
Osprey temporarily lost power after taking off from the amphibious ship Makin Island. temporarily hitting the water before the pilot regained control. In that moment, two Marine air crewmen aboard jumped out when it looked like the Osprey was going into the ocean, with only one recovered. The search for the second has been called… Read more »
CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde. All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were safely recovered
US military aircraft during ongoing South Korea-US joint military exercises. All occupants safe – reports currently vary between 12 and 21 occupants. Aircraft completely destroyed in impact before fire set in.
Hard emergency landing in a forest in Phitsanulok province. Four of six (or seven?) occupants were admitted to hospital – Brigan Forney, Sarah Smith, Matthew Marcinko and Gavin Christian. Brigan Forney is reported to be suffering serious burns. Helicopter was taking part in Exercise “Cobra Gold 2013”
Two killed and two seriously injured in Osprey accident in southern Morocco during exercise “African Lion”.Â V-22 assigned to VMM-261 out of MCAS New River.Â The fatalities were later named as Cpl. Robby A. Reyes and Cpl. Derek A. Kerns
Mid air accident between AH-1W and UH-1Y of the US Marine Corps during a night-time exercise Total of 7 fatalities, 2 in the AH-1W, five in the UH-1Y. The five in the UH-1Y were named later as Capt. Michael M. Quin, 28, of Purcellville, VA, Sgt. Justin A. Everett, 33, of Clovis, CA, Lance Cpl…. Read more »
Mid air accident between AH-1W and UH-1Y of the US Marine Corps during a night-time exercise Total of 7 fatalities, 2 in the AH-1W, five in the UH-1Y. The two in the AH-1W were named later as Maj. Thomas A. Budrejko, 37, of Montville, CT and Capt. Benjamin N. Cerniglia, 31, of Montgomery, AL See… Read more »
The ceceased were named as Capt. Daniel Bartle, 27, of Ferndale, WA; Capt. Nathan McHone, 29, of Crystal Lake, IL; Master Sgt. Travis Riddick, 40, of Centerville, IA; Cpl. Jesse Stites, 23, of North Beach, MD; Cpl. Kevin Reinhard, 25, of Colonia, NJ; and Cpl. Joseph Logan, 22, of Willis, TX
Field landing with no damage after reported tail rotor servo failure.Â 4POB, no injuries.Â En routeÂ to Virginia from joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.Â Engineers from Fort Dix attended and helicopter flew again about 1 hour later
First Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, MCAS New River, N.C.
The helicopter went down at approximately 1:00 p.m. Monday in a training area in the southeast corner of Camp Pendleton.Â A small brush fire broke out as a result of the crash. Fire crews are on scene working to contain the flames.Â The two fatalities were later named as Capt. Jeffrey Bland, 37, and 1st… Read more »
The helicopter, belonging to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, crashed on a training flight shortly before noon Wednesday in the San Mateo Area of Camp Pendleton killing one of the seven on board.Â The deceased serviceman was later named as Sgt. Trevor Cook, 25, of Orleans, N.Y.
One fatality, two critical, one serious aboard USMC H-53 helicopter which came down in the sea two miles off Kaneohe Air Station.Â USCG and Honolulu Fire Dept helicopters attending.Â Fatality later named as Cpl. Jonathan D. Faircloth, 22, of Mechanicsburg, PA.Â Others on board were pilot Maj. Clinton J. Collins, co-pilot Capt. Kevin F. Hayles,… Read more »