Findings in Blackwater Aviation crash out of Bagram
A CASA 212 aircraft disappeared from Bagram on the way west to Shindand in Nov 2004. Without accurate flight plans it took costly hours to even realize the flight was lost. It was located by a predator UAV. The crew was lost and a young specialist who survived the crash died waiting for rescue. 25th ID lost its Cavalry Squadron Commander (TF Sabre) which was operating in the west. Pilot error and an overloaded aircraft met its end in a high pass in the Hindu Kush. It was a mess, I remember the somber atmosphere at the small morgue at the south end of the air field. In another way we were connected to Blackwater, SSG Teague who served with the 213th ASG who we took over for was one of the contractors who was killed and hung from that bridge in Fallujah in April of 2004.