Accident Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk 89-26214, Wednesday 27 February 1991
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Date:Wednesday 27 February 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk
Owner/operator:United States Army Aviation
Registration: 89-26214
MSN: 70.1465
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location: -   Iraq
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Attempting a rescue of a downed USAF F-16C (84-1390, Pilot Cpt. William F. Andrews) while under heavy AAA fire. A/C was hit, pitched forward and crashed into an earthen berm, landing nose first, the A/C dug into the soft sand and flipped over and exploded. Mission was a flight of three (2 AH-64s/1 UH-60) being vectored to last known location of downed F-16 by AWACS. Flight was vectored directly over a heavily defended Iraqi Republican Guard position. A/C tail cone was severed by AAA (23 and 57mm).



Revision history:

07-Sep-2010 14:30 ASN Archive
13-Mar-2017 15:07 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Country, Narrative]
07-Dec-2017 15:46 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2019 18:57 TB Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]

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