US-Army Accidents

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20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

Training accident, further details awaited.  Two POB both to hospital... Read more

02-Feb-21 (tba) Sikorsky UH-60 Lucky Peak, US-Idaho (3F)

Night training mission in a routinely used area.  In a press conference (video, 7m50s) Lt. Col. Nicole Washington noted that the weather was poor, with snow and a low ceiling of fog that affected both the subject flight and later search efforts for the victims.  The Guard named those on board as Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jesse Anderson,... Read more

27-Aug-20 ??-????? Sikorsky MH-60M San Clemente Island, US-California (2F)

US special forces UH-60M crashed with two fatalities and three injuries. Two fatalities were named as Staff Sgt. Vincent Marketta, 33, and Sgt. Tyler Shelton, 22... Read more

31-May-17 Boeing AH-64 Dornstadt-Tomerdingen, Germany

Emergency landing in a field of crop. No apparent damage from photos in press.  Quote > Instruments indicated that the hydraulics powering the flight control system had a loss in pressure, prompting a “land-as-soon-as-possible condition”... Read more

01-May-17 Sikorsky UH-60 Scottsville, US-New York

Precautionary landing made at country club after the windshield developed a crack and its anti-icing system started to short out.  It was later flown back to base at Rochester... Read more

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee

Apache from  101st Airborne Division crashed around 7pm on a night training flight... Read more

23-Nov-15 Sikorsky UH-60L Fort Hood, US-Texas (4F)

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... Read more

23-Nov-15 Boeing AH-64 Wonju, Korea (2F)

US Army Apache crashed after hitting wires on a routine training mission, killing both on board.  Post crash fire.  Debris scattered across a road 500m from nearest houses.  The authorities reported wire among the wreckage and the upper part of a nearby high-voltage tower was damaged.... Read more

26-Oct-15 Boeing AH-64 Elkton, US-Kentucky

Emergency landing on sports field after suspected fire.  No injuries or damage.  Helicopter operating from Fort Campbell... Read more

04-Sep-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Sanford, US-Florida

Light aircraft ground taxying ran into parked and unattended US Army Blackhawk... Read more

02-Sep-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Rampart Range, US-Colorado

Crashed into trees during a training exercise.  Two severely injured, two minor.... Read more

21-Jul-15 81-23609 Sikorsky UH-60 McPherson, US-Kansas

Main blades contacted tail boom in night training landing... Read more

19-Jun-14 Boeing AH-64 Leray, US-New York

Tenth Combat Aviation officials say the pilots were conducting a maintenance test flight over Jefferson County  when an emergency light came on in the cockpit.... Read more

09-Feb-14 Sikorsky UH-60 Lilburn, US-Georgia

Emergency field landing.  No apparent damage.  Engineer called... Read more

29-Jan-14 Boeing AH-64 Richland, US-Pennsylvania

Helicopter calling emergency with one engine shut down and 2 POB.  Cambria County Airport area.  Safe night landing... Read more

15-Jan-14 Sikorsky UH-60 Savannah, US-Georgia (1F)

One killed, two injured in training accident.  Helicopter operated by Special ops 160SOAR unit.  Fatality named here as Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter... Read more

09-Jan-14 Boeing CH-47 Laurel, US-Mississippi

Safe emergency landing made with no damage to aircraft.  Helicopter AOG awaiting engineer... Read more

17-Dec-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Zabul, Afghanistan (6F)

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 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz. Sgt. Peter C. Bohler,... Read more

13-Dec-13 Bell OH-58D Knoxville, US-Tennessee

Crashed and caught fire on positioning flight to night training mission.  2 POB got out OK... Read more

11-Jun-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan

Australian special ops soldier injured in heavy landing .  5+ POB... Read more

09-Apr-12 Boeing AH-64 Pechigram district, Afghanistan (2F)

Two US soldiers killed in helicopter crash.  A press release from the Pennsylvania National Guard named the pair as Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Ruffner, 34, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett Yoder, 27.... Read more

16-Mar-13 Bell OH-58D Daman district, Afghanistan (1F)

Officials from the International Security Assistance Force said they have no indication that the helicopter was brought down by enemy activity in the area.... Read more

11-Mar-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Daman district, Afghanistan (5F)

Helicopter went down during rain storm... Read more

31-Jan-13 Boeing AH-64D Raleigh, US-North Carolina

Emergency landing after electrical malfunction... Read more

05-Sep-12 Bell OH-58D Puli Alam, Afghanistan (2F)

“An ISAF helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in two ISAF fatalities. We are investigating,” a spokesman for NATO’s U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force said.  The two casualties were later named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of Houston, Texas, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of... Read more

30-Aug-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Hanover, US-Virginia

Force landing in corn field.  No apparent damage.... Read more

28-Aug-12 Boeing CH-47 Afghanistan

Attempting to land in the regional command-east section of Afghanistan when the “non-hostile incident” occurred.... Read more

16-Aug-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan (11F)

Helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents in a remote area of southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing seven Americans and four Afghans... Read more

06-Jun-12 Bell OH-58D Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan (2F)

Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.  The pair were later named as Capt. Scott P. Pace, 33, of Brawley, California  and Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Washington.  This report states they took fire from insurgents... Read more

05-Jun-12 10-08079 Boeing CH-47F Hadley, US-Massachusetts

Precautionary landing on flight out of the Army Support Facility in Windsor Locks, CT.  Pilot had noticed unusual engine noise and seen smoke... Read more

15-May-12 Boeing AH-64 Killeen, US-Texas

Missile training device accidentally dropped from Apache helicopter out of Fort Hood.... Read more

19-Apr-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Helmand Province, Afghanistan (4F)

A Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday in southern Afghanistan, killing all four POB.  Weather was apparently a factor.  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.... Read more

12-Dec-11 Bell OH-58D Lewis-McChord, US-Washington (2F) [1 of 2]

One of two OH-58Ds which crashed around the same time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on night training flights.  Each involved 2 fatalities.  Not yet released whether it was one accident or two. The four were named as Capt. Anne M. Montgomery, and Chief Warrant Officers Frank A. Buoniconti, Joseph S. Satterfield and Lucas Daniel Sigfrid... Read more

12-Dec-11 Bell OH-58D Lewis-McChord, US-Washington (2F) [2 of 2]

One of two OH-58Ds which crashed around the same time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on night training flights.  Each involved 2 fatalities.  Not yet released whether it was one accident or two. The four were named as Capt. Anne M. Montgomery, and Chief Warrant Officers Frank A. Buoniconti, Joseph S. Satterfield and Lucas Daniel Sigfrid... Read more

08-Aug-11 Boeing AH-6M Fort Benning, US-Georgia (2F)

Two Army  pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise on a live-fire range.  Pilots named as Capt. John D. Hortman, 30, of Inman, SC, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven B. Redd, 37, of Lancaster, CA. Both served in the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment stationed at Fort Campbell,... Read more

06-Aug-11 Boeing CH-47D Wardak Province, Afghanistan (38F)

30 members of the US military, a civilian interpreter and 7 Afghan soldiers died.  Initial reports suggest it was shot down by Taliban forces... Read more

24-Jun-11 Honeywell RQ-16 Fukushima, Japan

A Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk drone amde an emergency landing on the remains of the #2 reactor at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station while taking air samples to measure radiation levels.... Read more

19-Jun-11 Sikorsky HH-60M Turtlecreek Township, US-Ohio

Precautionary landing after problem with one engine... Read more

05-Jun-11 Bell OH-58D Sabari District, Afghanistan (2F)

A NATO spokesman in eastern Afghanistan said the helicopter in Sunday’s crash went down in the Sabari District of Khost Province, a mountainous area near the Pakistan border, where insurgent activity has been among the heaviest this spring.  Deceased later named as Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth R. White, 35, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Chief... Read more

17-May-11 Boeing AH-64 Hanover, US-Colorado

A 1-2 Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion flying an Apache helicopter made a cautionary landing in Hanover, east of Butts Army Airfield when a red warning light came on... Read more

04-May-11 Boeing CH-47 Frances, US-Kentucky

A Chinook out of Fort Campbell made an emergency landing in a field in Crittenden County near Frances, Kentucky. One person suffered minor injuries but there is no word on how many people were on board.... Read more

01-May-11 Sikorsky UH-60 Abbottabad, Pakistan

One US Army helicopter crashed during the 40 minute US navy seal operation to kill or capture Osama bin Laden. No one was hurt.  Local reports quote the time as “late on Sunday night”.  Three other helicopters involved in this operation.  Some reports say it crashed after being shot at from the ground... Read more

28-Apr-11 98-5054 Boeing AH-64D Packers Bend, US-Alabama (1F)

Instructor killed, Dutch student unnijured.  Helicopter apparently struck the cable for the Davis Ferry that is strung across the Alabama River... Read more

23-Apr-11 Bell OH-58D Kapisa province, Afghanistan (1F)

The Kapisa deputy provincial governor Aziz Ul Rahman said that the helicopter had hit a cable.  Fatality later named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Terry L. Varnadore II, 29, of Arden, N.C... Read more

24-Mar-11 Bell OH-58D Linden, US-North Carolina

Very heavylanding in farm field after experiencing mechanical issues.  Skids took impact, and tail boom also damaged.  Tail rotor not attached to the helicopter by the time it came to rest.... Read more

07-Mar-11 Event, US-Texas

US Army helicopter made precautionary landing which required engineers to be called out from its Fort Hood base... Read more

09-Feb-11 Sikorsky UH-60 Lafayette, US-Indiana

The helicopter’s tail rotor accidentally touched the runway during a practice run, damaging it and causing the craft to make a hard landing... Read more

07-Feb-11 93-26476 Sikorsky UH-60 Honolulu, US-Hawaii

Emergency landing made in school field after warning light illuminated.  No damage.  Crew turned situation into educational opportunity for the school children.... Read more

04-Feb-11 Sikorsky UH-60 New Baltimore, US-New York

Warning light led to emergency landing in snowy field.  No indication of any damage or injuries... Read more

05-Jan-11 Boeing CH-47 Stow Creek Township, US-New Jersey

Precautionary landing made after warning light illumination.  Later departed.  One of crew wearing Boeing flight uniform.  Likely on test flight out of Boeing facility at Milville Municipal Airport... Read more

14-Dec-10 Bell OH-58D Fort Rucker, US-Alabama (1F)

Training accident – student seriouslyinjured, instructor killed... Read more

23-Nov-10 Bell TH-67 Fort Rucker, US-Alabama

Instructor and student suffered minor injuries in an accident during helicopter flight training... Read more

14-Oct-10 Sikorsky UH-60 Alfred, US-New York

The Blackhawk was conducting a routine training flight when one of the two engines experienced a mechanical problem.... Read more

09-Jun-10 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky UH-60 Sangin, Afghanistan (5F)

4 fatalities in the accident, 5th died later as a result of injuries (report)... Read more

4-Sep-09 Bell OH-58 Redding Municipal Airport, US-California

4-Sep-09 Bell OH-58 Redding Municipal Airport, US-California... Read more

27-Jul-09 Sikorsky UH-60 Huntsville, US-Alabama

27-Jul-09 Sikorsky UH-60 Huntsville, US-Alabama... Read more

21-Jul-09 N91637 Bell B026 Andalusia, US-Alabama

21-Jul-09 N91637 Bell B026 Andalusia, US-Alabama... Read more

22-Jun-09 Bell TH67 nr Fort Rucker, US-Alabama (1F)

22-Jun-09 Bell TH67 nr Fort Rucker, US-Alabama... Read more

27-May-09 Bell OH-58D Wheeler Army Airfield, US-Hawaii (2F)

27-May-09 Bell OH-58D Wheeler Army Airfield, US-Hawaii... Read more

22-May-09 Boeing AH-64D Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan (1F)

22-May-09 Boeing AH-64D Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan... Read more

18-May-09 Bell OH-58D Fort Bragg, US-North Carolina

18-May-09 Bell OH-58D Fort Bragg, US-North Carolina... Read more

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