S/N #87-26006 On 15 Dec 99, at approximately 1725 local (1425 zulu), an HH-60G, S/N 87-26006, call sign “Jolly 12”, landed hard and rolled over, approximately 27.3 miles southeast of Al Jaber AB while making an approach to Bigfoot Landing Zone (LZ). The HH-60G, assigned to the 332d Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, 332 Air Expeditionary Group,…

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S/N #88-26105S/N #91-26359 Two HH-60G’s Pave Hawks #’s 88-26105 & 91-26359 (Call signs “Jolly 38 & 39”) of the 66th RQS at Nellis AFB, NV., collided in midair and crashed, 25 miles north of Indian Springs, NV., just west of Quartz Peak in the Pintwater Mountain Range, during a routine night training mission killing all…

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S/N #91-26404 An USAF HH-60G “Pave Hawk” #91-26404, TDY to Korea from the 33rd RQS at Kadena AB with the call sign “Jolly 04” crashed at Joch Weon, Korea. All of the aircrew members, Capt. Edward Karlson (P), Capt. William Alston (CP), Sr. Amn. Frank Zurawski (FE), Sr. Amn. Richard Setaro (PJ) and Sr. Amn.…

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On June 26, 1994, the US Air Force 305th Rescue Squadron at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, was responding to a rescue of a stranded hiker in the Sierra Ancha Mountains. Their HH-60G Blackhawk autorotated into the steep canyon, where it sustained significant damage. The engine continued to run for an hour…

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S/N #88-26116 AIR FORCE COPTER CRASHES INTO LAKE, KILLING 12 Hill Air Force Base, Utah — (AF) — An Air Force helicopter crashed into the Great Salt Lake during rough weather, killing 12 people, authorities said Friday. The only other person abord was rescued from the water. A storm, with snow at high elevations, hampered…

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An MH-60G Pave Hawk based at Eglin AFB, Florida, crashes on a reef in about three feet of water off Antigua in the Caribbean, injuring six of eight aboard, but no fatalities. (Another account states that all eight sustained injuries. Although initially reported to have been on a training mission, an accident report obtained by…

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S/N #88-26110 30 October 1991: United States Air Force Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk, 88-26110, call sign “Jolly 110,” assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, headed out into a hurricane that would become known as “The Perfect Storm,” to attempt a rescue 250 miles (400 kilometers) out to sea. Aboard were…

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S/N #81-23647 A UH-60A #81-23647 Black Hawk helicopter (Call sign “Hawk 47”) assigned to the 55th ARRS at Eglin AFB, FL., crashed near Pope AFB, NC. Aug. 14, killing its four crew members. Dead are: Capt. Ralph Gehringer, 26 from Tocoma, WA., aircraft commander; Capt. Jeffrey Stevens, 26, Billings, MT., instructor pilot, and SrA. Jeff…

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S/N #69-05794 On 07 September 2007, at 2349 local time, and MH-53M helicopter, serial number (SN) 69-05794, sustained extensive damage while making an emergency landing to Landing Zone (LZ) X-ray, Eglin Range Complex, Florida, while conducting unilateral night vision goggle (NVC) alternate insertion/extraction (AIE) training. The MH-53 was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron,…

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S/N #68-10930 On 13 February 2013, at 11:50 p.m. Arab Standard Time, an MH-53M helicopter, tail number 68-10930, crashed near Ali Al Salem Airbase, Kuwait. The MH-53M was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, 16th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, FL. The mishap crew consisted of the pilot, copilot, flight engineer, right scanner, left…

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