Accident Sikorsky MH-60L Direct Action Penetrator 89-26188, Sunday 3 October 1993
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Date:Sunday 3 October 1993
Time:16:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky MH-60L Direct Action Penetrator
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: 89-26188
MSN: 70.1457
Year of manufacture:1990
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mogadishu -   Somalia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A second Black Hawk ("Super Six Four"/70.1457) was shot down by Somali soldiers at the battle of Mogadishu.
The crashsite of this helicopter was about a mile SW of the other Black Hawk crashsite.

pilot CWO3 Mike Durant captured
co-pilot CWO4 Raymond A. Frank killed
S/Sgt. William D. Cleveland killed
Sgt. Thomas J. Field killed

After the battle, the bodies of several of the conflict's U.S. casualties (Black Hawk Super 64 '​s crewmembers and their defenders, Delta Force soldiers MSG Gordon and SFC Shughart) were dragged through Mogadishu's streets by crowds of local civilians and SNA forces. All the bodies were eventually recovered. The bodies were returned in poor condition, one with a severed head. Michael Durant was released after 11 days of captivity. On the beach near the base, a memorial was held for those who were killed in combat.



Revision history:

07-Sep-2010 14:30 ASN Archive
03-Dec-2011 06:02 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2015 20:57 rab1983 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2015 05:18 rab1983 Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2019 08:50 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Narrative]

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