Airplane Crash - Near Sakon Nakhon, Thailand 05/13/1975

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Sakon Nakhon, Thailand


Date05/13/1975
Time21:15
LocationNear Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteNakhom Phanom AB - Utapao AB
TypeSikorsky CH-53C (helicopter)
Registration68-10933
Aboard23
Fatalities23
Ground0
SummaryThe 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.

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