Aircraft Photo of 163266 | Sikorsky VH-60N White Hawk (S-70A) | USA - Marines | #323576
Registration / Serial:163266
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-70
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-70 (H-60 Black Hawk/Seahawk)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VH-60N White Hawk (S-70A)
C/n (msn):701211
Operator Titles:USA - Marines
City / Heliport:Kabul - HQ ISAF Heliport (closed)Map
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:January 2006 to March 2006
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 323576
Photo Comment

This Blackhawk belonged to HMX-1 and accompanied POTUS George Bush during an unexpected visit to the US Embassy-Kabul. Multiple 1-160th CH-47Ds, MH-47Gs, UH-60Ls and two HMX-1 VH-60Ns landed on or near HQ ISAF that is close to the US Embassy. Overhead was an AC-130 and a flight of A-10s gave Close Air Support while F-16s gave top cover. Quite an operation! Unfortunately, the HMX-1 helicopters are very difficult to read and the weather was not that good this day. But this is really 163266 :-)

This photo was added on 13 January 2021, and has since been viewed 675 times.

Submit Correction
Contact Photographer