w/o 22 crashed during a training flight near Bates Field (which is now Mobile Regional Airport and Aviation Training Center ATC Mobile). All four crew members on board the helicopter were killed. Aviation Traning Center Mobile Alabama
rotor blades separated from head during normal flight Names of personnel killed in the incident: LT Raymond T. Brooks LTJG Robert E. Winter AD3 Mark C. Johnson AD3 Joe A. Hinton Air Station assigned to: AIRSTA Mobile Location of the incident: Bates Field Description of the incident: During a night instrument flight the crew experienced a catastrophic failure of a major flight control. There was an instantaneous breakup of the aircraft.
It was determined that a pitch change control rod broke while in flight.