Helicopter Accidents

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Sheppard AFB, TX
27 Mar 1967

The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, OK)
Tue, Mar 28, 1967, page 3

Jolly Green Giant Crashes in Refuge But Crew Unhurt

An Air Force CH-3C “Jolly Green Giant” helicopter crashed landed in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Monday afternoon, but crew members walked away unhurt.

The jet-powered helicopter was on a routine training mission from Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Tex., when the crashed occurred.

The 2 p.m. crash was described as a “hard landing” sustaining medium damage. The craft could not be flown back to Sheppard, however, repair crews will remove the copter today, officials said.

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