1977 Israeli Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion crash

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1977 Israeli Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion crash
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An Israeli Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter similar to the one that crashed in the accident
Accident summary
Date May 10, 1977 (1977-05-10)
Summary Under investigation (causes unknown)
Site Jordan Valley
Fatalities 54 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
Operator Israeli Air Force

On May 10, 1977, an Israeli Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 Yas'ur helicopter crashed during an exercise in the Jordan Valley, killing all 54 on board (including the 10-member flight crew). The disaster became known as Ason Hanun-dalet, or "Disaster of the 54".[1]

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  1. ^ "Copter Falls Killing 54 Israeli Soldiers." Associated Press at The Evening Independent, reposted at Google News. May 11, 1977. Retrieved on July 4, 2009.

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Coordinates: 31°55′56″N 35°26′11″E / 31.9321°N 35.4365°E / 31.9321; 35.4365