Accident McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache 89-0257, Wednesday 3 February 1993
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Date:Wednesday 3 February 1993
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 89-0257
MSN: PV669
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Albermarle, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Bragg, NC
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
While at a hover on the backside of a hill, the aircraft entered an undetected slight rearward movement causing the tail rotor to strike a tree. The T/R assembly departed the aircraft causing a loss of control with the fuselage spinning in uncontrollably into the trees. The front seater was injured, pilot was uninjured. Aircraft was assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 229th Attack Helicopter Regiment.

Sources:

Scramble 249

Images:


At the crash scene, Uwharrie National Forest, NC.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2010 14:30 ASN Archive
01-Jul-2012 07:39 harro Updated [Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2016 12:54 AO9101 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
26-Oct-2016 07:46 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
02-May-2021 07:31 TB Updated [Departure airport, Source]

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