Helicopter Accidents

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Loring AFB, ME
11 Dec 1961

S/N 59-1546

The Daily Times (Salisbury MD.), 11 Dec 1961, page 29
The Evening Review, 12 Dec 1961, Tue, Page 16

HH-43B #59-1546 from Det. 41, EARC at Loring AFB, ME., crewed by Capt Richard Phadenhauer (P), Capt James Black (CP), SSgt. Robert J. Watson (FE) and A1C Russell Wilkerson (FF), A1C Bobby Mixon, and SSgt. Robert McMahon, made a forced landing, due to engine failure, in heavy woods 1 1/2 miles north of the Caswell Radar Station. SSgt. Watson suffered back injuries, described as “not too severe”, none of the other five onboard were injured. No other details are known at this time.

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