The auxiliary fuel tank is fatal. A Helicopter Squadron broke 2 accidents in 3 months.

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 The auxiliary fuel tank is fatal. A Helicopter Squadron broke 2 accidents in 3 months.


As of 21, details of the collision that occurred in October 9th are still not available. Lieutenant Colonel Ron Flanders, a spokesman for the Naval Air Force, said an investigation to determine the extent of damage and the extent of damage was under way. He said no one was hurt in the crash.

Less than three months ago, a crew member of the 85th Helicopter Maritime Combat Squadron was killed in a fuel tank accident at the North Island Naval Air Station near San Diego on July 30.

Jonathan Richard Clement, a crew member of the Seahawk helicopter, died after a 1,500-pound (0.9-kilogram) reserve fuel tank fell off the fuselage and hit a helicopter crew and another sailor.

The accident happened during a so-called hot pit hot seat training period, when the crew left the helicopter without turning off the engine. In such training, sailors will quickly refuel the helicopter, inspect it, replace pilots or other personnel, and let the helicopter take off as quickly as possible. Another sailor was called slight injury by Navy officials at that time. The investigation of this fatal event is still in progress.

Both incidents of the 85th Helicopter Maritime Combat Squadron were classified as Class A incidents in which death, permanent disability or damage to the aircraft exceeded $2 million occurred. (compile / Cao Weiguo)

Information map: the US Navy MH-60R Haiying multi-purpose helicopter. The source of this article: Reference News Editor: Zou yuan _NBJS7274

Information map: the US Navy MH-60R Haiying multi-purpose helicopter.