Incident Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV 68-10930, Thursday 13 February 2003
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Date:Thursday 13 February 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 68-10930
MSN: 65-259
Year of manufacture:1970
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Ali Al Salem, Kuwait -   Kuwait
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Badly damaged crew misjudged night landing in brownout conditions. Six crew and eleven special forces personnel minor injurd. Nosewheel pushed into the fuselage, damaging the flying controls. Main rotor blades struck the ground and tail partially separated.


AFM FEB 2004

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30 October 1970 157133 United States Marine Corps (USMC) 2 Quang Nam Province, S.Vietnam w/o

Revision history:

31-Aug-2012 09:42 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2013 16:31 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Damage, Narrative]
18-Apr-2021 15:56 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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