helispot

Photo ID
737
Date Taken
None
Event
None
Submitted
Feb. 17, 1999, 10 p.m.
Last Updated
Sept. 3, 2019, 1:16 a.m.
Location
None
Owner
California Army National Guard
Status
Active
Category
Military helicopters (U.S.)
Photographer
Chris "Sparky" Shaw
Horizontal
Side view
Vertical
Side view
Interior/Exterior
Exterior view
Single/Multiple
Multiple aircraft shown
Static/Moving
Aircraft is not operating
Intrument Panel
Instrument panel not shown
Close-Up Detail
Entire helicopter shown
Day/Night
Day view
Nickname
None
Military Unit
Company B, 1/140th Aviation
Military Modex
None
Aircraft Number
Chalk number 11
Black Helicopter
No
Notes
Shortly before photo was taken, the Blackhawk had an in-flight emergency and had to land immediately. The #1 engine input module gearbox failed and caused a fire in the #1 engine. The aircraft could not be flown and had to be airlifted out of the desert. A CH-47 Chinook from Stockton, California was summoned to sling load the aircraft and transport it to Bike Lake Airfield. Note, all four main rotor blades were removed and placed in the cargo bay of the Chinook. The helicopter was rebuilt from the airframe 14 months later by AVCRAD in Fresno, California.

Helicopter
575
Owner
California Army National Guard
Type
Sikorsky H60 Blackhawk
Variant
None
Tail Number
77-22722
Serial Number
None
Buno
None
Status
Active
In/Out of Service
Yes, helicopter is still in service
Base Location
United States : California
Notes
Fitted with the new MILES-II System. Company B, 1/140th Aviation was requested to provide two UH-60's to support the 48th Infantry Brigade. This aircraft is the second oldest UH-60 in the U.S. Army Inventory. Note the unique paint scheme, formerly used for training at Fort Rucker and the Army Reserve. The aircraft is now in Bosnia, being used by the 126th Medevac