Military - U.S. Air Force

Military - U.S. Air Force Tuesday May 13, 1975
The copter was observed in an uncontrollable descent to earth in an inverted attitude after which it crashed and burned. Cracking of a rotor spindle assembly which led to separation of the main rotor.

Crash Details

DateTuesday May 13, 1975
LocationNear Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
Passengers19
Crew4
Fatalities23
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeSikorsky CH-53C (helicopter)
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
Registration68-10933
Flight OriginNakhom Phanom AB
Flight Destination Utapao AB
Near Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
Military - U.S. Air Force
Sikorsky CH-53C (helicopter)
1975