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CAB080 / United States / CASUALTY REPORT ON FORT BENNING HELICOPTER ACCIDENT

CASUALTY REPORT ON FORT BENNING HELICOPTER ACCIDENT

¶1. (U) SUMMARY: On April 11 at approx 0245L, a helicopter returning to Fort Benning suffered a mechanical failure and crashed. Six soldiers were killed in the accident, including the pilot. END SUMMARY.

ACCIDENT DETAILS
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¶2. (SBU) On April 11th, at approximately 0245 hours local, a helicopter accident occurred 7 miles NW of Fort
Benning. Tim Redburn, the pilot of the AH-6M, sent a distress call to the base a few minutes prior to the
incident – indicating that the horizontal stabilizer had been damaged and they were going down. A search
and rescue team was dispatched to the downed helicopter’s location, retrieving one soldier from the wreckage,
whom died in route to the base. The five soldiers were returning from an urban combat training exercise which
took place in a military facility just outside of the city of Columbus, GA (in Muscogee County).

VICTIMS LIST
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¶3. (U) The following is a list of the soldiers who died in the accident:

- ALLEN, JAMES P. — SSG, born 2/19/80; from Bayview, TX; based in Fort Benning, GA.

- BROWN, CHARLES G. — SFC, born 5/12/83; from Philadelphia, PA; based in Fort Benning, GA.

- HAYNES, DYLAN K. — SSG, born 11/08/84; from Milwaukee, WI; based in Fort Benning, GA.

- MCGANN, STEVEN P. — SSG, born 4/16/83; from Reno, NV; based in Fort Benning, GA.

- RAMIREZ, EDGAR L. — SFC, born 10/26/79; from Miami, FL; based in Fort Benning, GA.

- REDBURN, TIM S. — CPL, born 7/02/84; from San Jose, CA; based in Fort Benning, GA.

FOLLOW-UP
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¶4. (U) Family notification has been completed for all victims and bereavement pay is being processed. For additional info, contact Fort Benning Community Rep SFC Jared Conway.

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