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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

Preliminary Loss Reports provide leaders with awareness of Army loss and highlight potential trends that affect combat readiness. Within 72 hours of a loss, PLRs provide a synopsis of the incident: unit, date of loss, description of the activity at the time of the death. PLRs do not identify root causes of an accident, as the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be available later on RMIS (account required).

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PLR 20-075 - Aviation Mishap Claims Two Soldiers' Lives

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Aviation
A Sergeant and Staff Sergeant assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died in an aircraft mishap 27 August 2020 on San Clemente Island, California, at 1730 local. Two aircraft departed North Island Naval Air Station (KNZY) en route to the San Clemente Island range. Once the flight arrived, the crew commenced call-for-fire training as a flight of two. At approximately 1730, the radio call was received that one of the aircraft had been involved in a mishap. All crew members were extracted from the aircraft and transported to the local hospital. Sensitive items and the site were secured. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

During the fourth quarter from FY15--19, the Army averaged 4.2 Class A aviation mishaps. However, this year we have had only one Class A aviation mishap to date in the fourth quarter. Prior to this incident, the Army had not experienced a Class A aviation mishap since March 2020, over five months ago. While the Army still continues to fly over 90% of its year-to-date flying hours, the Class A aviation mishap rate is 0.86 mishaps per 100,000 flight hours, the lowest rate since FY16 and lower than the five- and 10-year averages. This is the seventh Class A aviation mishap of FY20, but the third fatal aviation mishap of FY20.

 

 

PLR 20-016 - Aviation Mishap Claims Three Soldiers' Lives

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Aviation
A 28-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2, 30-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 and 28-year-old Sergeant, all assigned to the Minnesota Army National Guard, died in an aircraft mishap 5 December 2019 near St. Cloud, Minnesota, at 1620 local. The crewmembers were conducting a maintenance test flight when they sent a mayday call shortly after takeoff. Local authorities found the aircraft at the crash site. The mishap is under investigation. This was the second UH-60 crash in FY20.



PLR 19-066 - Aviation Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Aviation
A 33-year-old Major assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana, died in an aviation mishap 26 September 2019 on the installation at 0034 local. The crew was conducting a MEDEVAC mission when the aircraft crashed during landing. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

 

 

PLR 18-102 - Army-Operated Aircraft Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Aviation
A Chief Warrant Officer 4 assigned to the U.S. Army Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard, died in an aviation mishap 6 September 2018 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Soldier was serving as an instructor pilot in a Saudi Arabian National Guard Ministry Boeing AH-6i helicopter when it crashed while conducting a training mission. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

PLR 18-098 - Civilian Aircraft Mishap Claims One Soldier’s Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Aviation
A Staff Sergeant assigned to the U.S. Army Parachute Team, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a civilian aircraft mishap 25 August 2018 in Statesboro, Georgia, at 1400 local. The Soldier was participating in an off-duty skydiving event when the plane crashed following takeoff.

 

 

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