Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West, released the following statement on Tuesday 24th: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of four First Army Division West Soldiers as a result of a UH-60L helicopter crash that happened Monday evening sometime after 5:49 p.m. The accident is under investigation and the names of the deceased will be released after the families have been notified. I want to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to the Families and friends of the Soldiers involved in yesterday’s crash.”
Helicopter on anti-drug operation landed in a clearing which was mined – the mine exploded, killing four, seriously injuring two and minor injuries to another four. Full infra-red video released from second helicopter providing top cover above.
7 Marines and 4 Army personnel killed in poor visibility on Florida coast.
The missing Marines were from a special operations regiment out of Camp LeJeune in North Carolina – identified as Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III , Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders, Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock , Staff Sgt. Kerry Michael Kemp , Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif and Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol
The helicopter and air crew were assigned to the Army National Guard unit out of Hammond, Louisiana. Piloting the helicopter were Chief Warrant Officer George Wayne Griffin Jr and Chief Warrant Officer George David Strother. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron and Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich
Crashed on night training flight, killing four – The ministry identified the dead crew members as Lt. Col. Ali al-Arfaj, 1st Lt. Majid al-Fifeefi, 1st Lt. Jadie Qablan and technician Raed al-Jahni.
Crashed on night training flight. Ended up on its starboard side. All six personnel aboard the helicopter survived the crash and were transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation
Rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission. All five crew members aboard — two pilots and three enlisted aircrew — are accounted for and safe with no significant injuries. All five crew members were transported to Naval Air Station Fallon medical facilities for evaluation. Recovered by a Chinook 11-Sep-14
Lakenheath-based Pave Hawk helicopter crashed during a night low-level training exercise due to a multiple bird strike, killing all four on board – named as Capt Christopher S. Stover, Capt Sean M. Ruane, Technical Sergeant Dale E. Mathews and Staff Sergeant Afton M. Ponce.. The helicopter went down between a beach car park at Cley and Eastbank, near Salthouse. See official report here
US military keep quiet on details of what happened in this accident, which killed six of the seven on board a Black Hawk. Fatalities reported by NBC here as
Hit high voltage line and crashed on post-maintenance test flight accident, killing all four on board. The identities of the fatalities were given as as Pilot Major Ahmet Duman, Lt. Pilot Emre Acar, and aircraft technicians and first sergeants Erdinç Salkım and Hüseyin Ulucan
An MH-60S assigned to HSC-6 crashed in the central Red Sea Sept. 22, while operating with the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). Three personnel are accounted for and stable but two perished – named as Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones and CW3 Jonathon Shelby Gibson. The crash was not due to any sort of hostile activity.
A federal police helicopter crashed into the mountain range inthe southern state of Guerrero, killing all three crew members and two passengers onboard
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.
UH=-60 of Turkey’s paramilitary police crashed in Kurdish border region killing 4. A further 8 survived (other reports differ on number of survivors). One reported said it lost power while landing
A Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday in southern Afghanistan, killing all four POB.Â Weather was apparently a factor.Â Fatalities named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Johnson, 27, San Diego; Spc. Dean Shaffer, 23, Pekin, Ill.; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Don Viray, 25, Waipahu, Hawaii; and Spc. Chris Workman, 33, Boise, Idaho.
Turkish military MI-17 crashed in a suburb of Kabul killing 16 – reports suggest 12 in the helicopter, 4 on the ground (two women, two children).Â The names of the soldiersÂ are as follows: Maj. Mithat Ã‡olak, Maj. ÅžÃ¼krÃ¼ BaÄŸdatlÄ±, Maj. Serkan DoÄŸan, Maj. Ä°smail Cem YakÄ±nlar, Cpt. Adil ErdoÄŸan, Commanding Sgt. Maj. Salih HelvacÄ±, Commanding Sgt. Maj. Mehmet AkbaÅŸ, Spc. Sgt. Ã–nay Vurucu, Cpt. Ä°lker AydÄ±n, 1st Lt. Murat YÄ±ldÄ±z, 1st Lt. Tahsin BarutÃ§u and 1st Lt. Okan MelikoÄŸlu.
Extensively damaged in accident after the helicopter refueled, said Army aviation division commander Gen. Javier Rey, adding that the aircraft had problems “with a crosswind” that forced it to the ground.Â All nine occupants survived
We are receiving initial reports of a Black Hawk making an emergency landing in Headen Park on the northern outskirts of Sydney.Â Â It was en route to Newcastle when a warning light came on.Â No damage, no injuries
Black Hawk involved in rescuing bodies from the crash of a UH-1 three days previously; 9 killed (Maj-Gen TawanÂ Ruangsri,Â the 9th Infantry Division chief and commander of the Surasee Task Force, 1st pilot Maj Prapan Jiamsoongnoen, 2nd pilot Maj Chuphan Polwan, senior flight mechanic Sgt-Maj Somkid Wongtoksaeng,Â 2nd mechanic Sgt Aram Wongsing, Capt Jate Sudchai, Capt Chakraphan Bamrungphuet, L-Cpl Itthisak Hinasuthi, and Sornwichai Kongtannukul, a TV Channel 5 cameraman)
One US Army helicopter crashed during the 40 minute US navy seal operation to kill or capture Osama bin Laden. No one was hurt.Â Local reports quote the time as “late on Sunday night”.Â Three other helicopters involved in this operation.Â Some reports say it crashed after being shot at from the ground
The three fatalities were aircraft commander Lt. Sean D. Krueger, 33, of Waterboro, Maine; Aviation Maintenance Technician, First Class Adam C. Hoke, 40, of Great Falls, Mont.; and Aviation Maintenance Technician, Second Class Brett M. Banks, 33, Green River, Wyo. The helicopter’s co-pilot, Lt. Lance D. Leone, 29, of Ventura, Calif., survived.Â See also later press releases regarding dropping charges against the surviving co-pilot, and the final report citing crew complacency as an issue
Privates Tim Aplin, Ben Chuck and Scott Palmer from the Special Operations Task Group were killed and seven injured when a coalition helicopter crashed. A NATO soldier also lost his life in the incident which occurred at 3.39am Afghanistan time.Â Initial reports quoted location as “Northern Kandahar” and later reports as “Uruzgan Province”