Accident Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion 162495, Friday 17 February 2006
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Date:Friday 17 February 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration: 162495
MSN: 65-507
Year of manufacture:1984
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Gulf of Aden, Ras Siyyan -   Djibouti
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Djibouti
Destination airport:Djibouti
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Department of Defense announced today the death of eight Marines and two airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All 10 died February 17, 2006, when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. The Marines and airmen were deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.


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Air Forces Monthly

Revision history:

19-Feb-2013 09:35 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Apr-2013 10:05 krasatpi Updated [Cn, Operator]
09-Mar-2017 14:01 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source]
09-Mar-2017 14:02 TB Updated [Narrative]

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