1977 Israeli Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion crash
An Israeli Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter similar to the one that crashed in the accident
DateMay 10, 1977 (1977-05-10)
SummaryPilot error
SiteJordan Valley
Aircraft typeSikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
OperatorIsraeli Air Force

On May 10, 1977, an Israeli Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 Yas'ur helicopter crashed during an exercise in the Jordan Valley, killing all 54 on board (including the 10-member flight crew). The disaster became known as Ason Hanun-dalet, or "Disaster of the 54".[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Copter Falls Killing 54 Israeli Soldiers." Associated Press at The Evening Independent, reposted at Google News. May 11, 1977. Retrieved on July 4, 2009.

Coordinates: 31°55′56″N 35°26′11″E / 31.9321°N 35.4365°E / 31.9321; 35.4365