Accident Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk N48-0??, Thursday 14 October 2021
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Date:Thursday 14 October 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk
Owner/operator:Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
Registration: N48-0??
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Philippine Sea -   Philippines
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:HMAS Brisbane
Destination airport:HMAS Brisbane
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter ditched in the Philippine Sea on approach to HMAS Brisbane. There were three crew members on board who were rescued approximately 20 minutes later with minor injuries. The aircraft was based on HMAS Brisbane, a Hobart-class air warfare destroyer operated by the Royal Australian Navy.

Once source reports: "Unconfirmed reports suggest the aircraft was on a night approach to the ship when an unexpected light source caused the pilots’ Night Vision Goggles to ‘bloom’, denying them all visual reference. The
Seahawk struck the ocean some distance astern."


Revision history:

14-Oct-2021 05:57 k42 Added
14-Oct-2021 05:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Damage]
14-Oct-2021 07:24 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Damage, Narrative]
14-Oct-2021 13:47 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
15-Oct-2021 11:12 k42 Updated [Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Aug-2023 10:03 Aerossurance Updated
20-Aug-2023 11:03 Aerossurance Updated

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