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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 19-050 - ACV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A Staff Sergeant assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 15 May 2019 at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, at 0300 local. The Soldier was riding as a passenger in the rear of an M1165 up-armored HMMWV when it overturned on a gravel downgrade during rotational training on the reservation.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

While the investigation into this mishap is ongoing, the following tips are based on historical information for like events that could prevent future vehicle mishaps and mitigate injuries:

  • Convoy commanders, ensure your convoy briefings include safe following distances and speeds appropriate for the conditions. Leaders and vehicle commanders, remain vigilant in enforcing them.

  • Vehicle commanders, ensure all vehicle occupants are utilizing seat belts/restraint systems before moving the vehicle. Seat belts save lives!

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PLR 19-036 - NTV Mishap Claims Two Soldiers' Lives

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
Two U.S. Army Central Command Soldiers died in a Non-Tactical Army motor vehicle mishap 5 March 2019 in Kuwait at 0915 local. The Soldiers were in a leased vehicle that was struck broadside by a civilian truck entering the main roadway. A third Soldier riding as a passenger was evacuated for his injuries. All three Soldiers were wearing seat belts.

PLR 19-029 - ACV Mishap Claims Two Soldiers' Lives

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A 24-year-old Corporal and a 21-year-old Specialist assigned to 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 22 January 2019 near Dona Ana Range Complex at 1946 local. The Soldiers were traveling in an RV-Stryker convoy of three when Chalk 3 rear-ended Chalk 2 at a stop sign. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

PLR 19-027 - AMV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A Private First Class assigned to 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, died in an Army motor vehicle mishap 14 January 2019 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, at 1900 local. The Soldier was operating a Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a movement with limited visibility when he drove off the side of a 17-foot wadi and came to rest inverted.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

While the investigation into this mishap is ongoing and we do not know the exact details yet, here are some actions you can take to mitigate a similar incident from happening in your formation:

  • When possible, conduct a thorough METT-TC analysis, including a real-time risk assessment, before tactical movements.

  • Ensure your crews are properly trained and demonstrate their ability to use night vision systems.

  • Observe your crews rehearsing emergency and rollover egress drills.

PLR 19-025 - AMV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A Specialist assigned to Operation Atlantic Resolve died in an Army motor vehicle mishap 13 January 2019 at the Grafenwohr Training Area, Germany, during wash rack operations. The Soldier was standing to the rear side of a Light Equipment Transporter trailer when the vehicle began to reposition. The Soldier was pinned beneath the trailer axle and sustained fatal injuries as a result. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

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