Accident Sikorsky VH-60N 163267, Wednesday 19 May 1993
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Date:Wednesday 19 May 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky VH-60N
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps (USMC), HMX-1
Registration: 163267
MSN: 70.1222
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Quantico, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
163267 (MSN 701222) w/o May 19, 1993 near Quantico, VA during inspection flight after undergoing maintenance. Four Marines killed.

It is reported that "A Department of Defense investigation blamed the crash on pins that were installed improperly by Marine Corps personnel who maintained the helicopters, resulting in engines flaming out as the pilot attempted an "autorotation" maneuver during the test flight."



Revision history:

13-Mar-2017 15:16 TB Added
16-Sep-2018 07:19 MtTacWa Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
20-Jul-2023 15:15 Aerossurance Updated

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