Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra


This model is a version of 209 AH-1 Cobra



c/n 26074


Written off 1985






Helicopter Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra Serial 26074 Register 160109 used by US Marine Corps. Aircraft history



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Exercise off Sardinia: Controlled flight into terrain (water) CFIT. Night amphibious assault from USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) (Wx: 3K ft overcast, moonless night) Dash 3 in flight of 4 AH-1T, pilot in front seat at controls, lost SA due to limited flight instrumentation and and visual cues impacted water. Back seat pilot survived.


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