Airplane Crash - Near Pegnitz, West Germany 08/18/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Pegnitz, West Germany


Date08/18/1971
Time09:40
LocationNear Pegnitz, West Germany
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Army
RouteLudwigsburg - Grafenwohr
TypeBoeing Vertol CH-47A (helicopter)
Registration66-19023
Aboard37
Fatalities37
Ground0
SummaryThe helicopter, carrying American troops to an exercise, crashed into a hayfield and exploded in flames. Fatigue failure of the rotor blade led to its failure and structural failure of the aircraft.

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