Accident Sikorsky MH-60M Black Hawk 10-20338, Sunday 19 August 2018
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Date:Sunday 19 August 2018
Time:22:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky MH-60M Black Hawk
Owner/operator:US Army - 160th SOAR
Registration: 10-20338
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sinjar, Ninevah province -   Iraq
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The helicopter from the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the “Night Stalkers”) crashed in Sinjar, Ninevah province, after a technical malfunction. One crew member died, serveral others were injured.

Operation Inherent Resolve authority statement : "One Coalition service member was killed and several injured when their aircraft crashed at approximately 10 p.m. GMT Aug. 19 in Iraq.
The aircraft was conducting a partnered counterterrorism mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
All personnel were recovered by Coalition forces immediately following the incident, and three were evacuated for further treatment.
There are no indications the crash was caused by hostile fire. The incident is under investigation.
The deceased service member’s name and further details pertaining to the incident will be released by the pertinent national authorities."




Revision history:

20-Aug-2018 10:49 gerard57 Added
20-Aug-2018 10:50 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
20-Aug-2018 11:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
20-Aug-2018 11:10 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
20-Aug-2018 14:50 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Embed code]
21-Aug-2018 13:51 gerard57 Updated [Location, Source]
21-Aug-2018 13:52 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
22-Aug-2018 15:30 Iceman 29 Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 12:39 harro Updated [Registration, Source, Embed code]
25-Oct-2020 16:54 rvargast17 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]

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