Sikorsky UH-60 “Black Hawk”
On Wednesday, November 19, members of the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) “Night Stalkers” will flew two Black Hawk helicopters to the National Navy SEAL Museum from their current home in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. One of these helicopters, with tail markings 91-26388, will remain on permanent display inside the Museum. After arriving at the Museum, the Sikorsky UH-60 “Black Hawk” has been demilitarized, making it safe for Museum to display to the public.
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft submitted the S-70 design for the Army’s Tactical Transport Aircraft System competition in 1972.
Sikorsky UH-60 “Black Hawk” Helicopter
Tail Number: 91-26388
Commissioned in 1991
5090 flight hours
Max weight: 24,500
Horn of Africa
Shot down three times
On January 25, 2012, a team of United States Navy SEALs raided a compound 12 miles north of the Somali town of Adow, killing nine Somali pirates and freeing their hostages, U.S. citizen Jessica Buchanan and Danish citizen Poul Hagen Thisted. This Black Hawk flew Jessica & Poul out to safety!
Watch the demilitarization of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter: