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03-Sep-20 ?????? Sikorsky CH-53E Sneads Ferry, US-North Carolina

No details found on why this CH-53E made an emergency landing, but it ended up burning out on the ground after landing.  All 4 POB out safely.


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… Read more »

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11-May-15 Bell AH-1W South Gate, US-California

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


15-Apr-15 Sikorsky CH-53E Solana Beach, US-California

Emergency landing on public beach after reported oil leak


12-Mar-15 Boeing V-22 Futenma, Japan

Aluminum part about 20.3 centimeters long and 7.6 centimeters wide, weighing about 164 grams, fell from aircraft in flight.  US military reportedly took four days to advise local Japanese authorities


23-Jan-15 Bell UH-1Y Twentynine Palms, US-California (2F)

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


01-Oct-14 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Arabian Gulf, Bahrain (1F)

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 »


01-Sep-14 Sikorsky CH-53E Gulf of Aden, Djibouti

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


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05-Aug-13 Sikorsky HH-60 MCAS Hansen, Japan (1F)

HH-60 from MCAS Kadena crashed and caught fire near MCAS Hansen.  3 serious injuries and 1 fatal – named as Tech. Sgt. Mark A Smith


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14-Jun-13 Boeing V-22 Dare County, US-North Carolina

Osprey engine exhaust caused grass fire on a Dare County bombing range.  No word as to extent of fire.  Osprey was “slightly scorched”


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05-Jun-13 Kaman K-Max Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

Helicopter was delivering cargo to a predetermined location without the input of a UAV pilot.


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28-May-13 Boeing VH-46 Medford, US-New Jersey

Emergency landing in school field


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16-Apr-13 Sikorsky CH-53E Chelwon, Korea

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.


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20-Feb-13 Boeing CH-46E Phitsanulok, Thailand

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”


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21-Jun-12 157135 Sikorsky CH-53D Sarabagh, Afghanistan

Forced landing, and caught fire.  No fatalities


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11-Apr-12 Bell-Boeing MV-22 southern Morocco (2F)

Two killed and two seriously injured in Osprey accident in southern Morocco during exercise “African Lion”.  V-22 assigned to VMM-261 out of MCAS New River.  The fatalities were later named as Cpl. Robby A. Reyes and Cpl. Derek A. Kerns


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11-Apr-12 Bell-Boeing V-22 Amarillo, US-Texas

Precautionary field landing on test flight out of Amarillo


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22-Feb-12 168039 Bell UH-1Y Yuma, US-California (5F)

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 »


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22-Feb-12 160107 Bell AH-1W Yuma, US-California (2F)

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 »


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19-Jan-12 Sikorsky CH-53D Helmand Province, Afghanistan (6F)

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


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05-Jan-12 Bell UH-1N Corbin City, US-New Jersey

Field landing with no damage after reported tail rotor servo failure.  4POB, no injuries.  En route  to Virginia from joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  Engineers from Fort Dix attended and helicopter flew again about 1 hour later


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13-Dec-11 Bell AH-1W Yuma, US-Arizona

Pilot elected to make an emergency landing, which was executed safely with no damage to the helicopter


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15-Oct-11 Boeing CH-46 Havelock, US-North Carolina

Downdraft during take off from Havelock Chili Festival caused widespread damage and some injuries to people


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28-Sep-11 Bell AH-1W Helmand Province, Afghanistan (1F)

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.


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19-Sep-11 Bell AH-1W Camp Pendleton, US-California (2F)

The helicopter went down at approximately 1:00 p.m. Monday in a training area in the southeast corner of Camp Pendleton.  A small brush fire broke out as a result of the crash. Fire crews are on scene working to contain the flames.  The two fatalities were later named as Capt. Jeffrey Bland, 37, and 1st… Read more »


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07-Jul-11 Boeing MV-22 southwestern Afghanistan (1F)

Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Dudley fell to his death from an MV-22 Osprey while conducting combat operations in southwestern Afghanistan


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06-Jul-11 Bell UH-1Y Camp Pendleton, US-California (1F)

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.  The deceased serviceman was later named as Sgt. Trevor Cook, 25, of Orleans, N.Y.


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23-May-11 88-0101 Boeing CH-47D Dublin, Ireland

ONe of the four Chinooks used in Ireland for President Obama’s visit had a blade damaged in the high winds.  The helicopter was airfreighted out of Dublin on 3rd June in a C-17 freighter for repair.


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29-Mar-11 Sikorsky MH-53 Kaneohe, US-Hawaii (1F)

One fatality, two critical, one serious aboard USMC H-53 helicopter which came down in the sea two miles off Kaneohe Air Station.  USCG and Honolulu Fire Dept helicopters attending.  Fatality later named as Cpl. Jonathan D. Faircloth, 22, of Mechanicsburg, PA.  Others on board were pilot Maj. Clinton J. Collins, co-pilot Capt. Kevin F. Hayles,… Read more »


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17-Mar-11 Sikorsky CH-53E MCAS Miramar, US-California (1F)

Mechanic became trapped under the sponson of a CH-53E after the landing gear collapsed when the landing-gear pin was pulled before takeoff. Marine was later named as Sgt. Alexis Fontalvo


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14-Mar-11 Bell UH-1N Jacksonville, US-North Carolina

Engine fire en route – emergency (and safe) landing in field


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31-May-10 (Serial TBA) Boeing MV-22 Clove Lakes Park, US-New York


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29-Oct-09 (Serial TBA) Bell AH-1W nr San Clemente Island, US-California (2F)


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26-Oct-09 (Serial TBA) Bell UH-1N Helmand Province, Afghanistan (2F)


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26-Oct-09 (Serial TBA) Bell AH-1W Helmand Province, Afghanistan (2F)


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27-Aug-09 Sikorsky CH-53 Topsail Beach, US-North Carolina

27-Aug-09 Sikorsky CH-53 Topsail Beach, US-North Carolina


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06-Aug-09 165055 Bell AH-1W Afghanistan


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27-May-09 Boeing V-22 Holly Shelter Game Land, US-North Carolina

27-May-09 Boeing V-22 Holly Shelter Game Land, US-North Carolina


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05-May-09 160824 Bell AH-1W Cleveland National Forest, US-California (2F)

5-May-09 160824 Bell AH-1W Cleveland National Forest, US-California


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