Accident Bell OH-58A Kiowa (206A) 69-16247, Thursday 7 December 1972
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Date:Thursday 7 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell OH-58A Kiowa (206A)
Owner/operator:HQ 3 Brigade, US Army
Registration: 69-16247
MSN: 40468
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Vogelsberg mountains, Upper Hessen, 5 km N of Schotten -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Schotten (Hessen)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off (destroyed) 7 December 1972: crashed and exploded in the Vogelsberg Mountains area near Schotten, Hessen, approximately 36 miles North East of Frankfurt, during exercise "Caravan I" after hitting the tops of trees up to 45 ft tall. Wreckage not found until 13 December 1972 (six days later).

Pilot killed: pilot named in contemporary press reports as CW2 Richard A. Steiner


1. Hamburger Abendblatt 12.12.1972, p16/13.12.1972, p36

Revision history:

15-Jan-2013 12:20 TB Added
22-Aug-2013 10:34 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
15-Apr-2015 14:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2015 14:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
15-Apr-2015 14:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
28-Oct-2019 12:42 Uli Elch Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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