The Resource Operation Provide Comfort; Review of U.S. Air Force Investigation of Black Hawk Fratricide Incident

Operation Provide Comfort; Review of U.S. Air Force Investigation of Black Hawk Fratricide Incident

Label
Operation Provide Comfort; Review of U.S. Air Force Investigation of Black Hawk Fratricide Incident
Title
Operation Provide Comfort; Review of U.S. Air Force Investigation of Black Hawk Fratricide Incident
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On April 14,1994, two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters and their crews assigned to Operation Provide Comfort were transporting U.S., United Kingdom, French, and Turkish military officers; Kurdish representatives; and a U.S. political advisor in northern Iraq. Concurrently, a U.S. Air Force Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft was flying over Turkey to provide airborne threat warning and control for Operation Provide Comfort aircraft, including the Black Hawk helicopters. The pilots of two U.S. F-15 fighters patrolling the area misidentified the Black Hawks as Iraqi Hind helicopters and shot them down, killing all 26 individuals aboard. As a result of questions raised by concerned individuals, including family members of those killed in the fratricide, the House Committee on National Security held a hearing in August 1995 to examine the causes of the incident, the resulting investigation by an Air Force Aircraft Accident Investigation Board, and the judicial actions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) that followed. After the hearing, the Committee asked GAO to determine if (1) the Board investigation of the shootdown had met its objectives, (2) the subsequent UCMJ investigations had followed established guidelines, and (3) Department of Defense and/or Air Force officials had improperly or unlawfully influenced these investigations. The Committee also requested that, during its investigation, GAO consider concerns of victims' family members and others, including corrective actions taken to help prevent another accident
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DTICE
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Black Hawk Friendly Fire Incident (Iraq : 1994)
  • Military personnel
  • Accident investigations
  • Air force
  • Congress
  • Iraq
  • Control systems
  • Military aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • Errors
  • Officer personnel
  • Army
  • Turkey
  • Advisory activities
  • Airborne warning and control system
  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Black Hawk Friendly Fire Incident, Iraq, 1994
  • Friendly fire (Military science)
  • Aerial reconnaissance, American
  • Aerial reconnaissance, American
  • Armed Forces
  • Friendly fire (Military science)
  • Iraq
Label
Operation Provide Comfort; Review of U.S. Air Force Investigation of Black Hawk Fratricide Incident
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Committee
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
58 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227857036
  • (OCoLC)ocn227857036
Label
Operation Provide Comfort; Review of U.S. Air Force Investigation of Black Hawk Fratricide Incident
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Committee
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
58 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227857036
  • (OCoLC)ocn227857036

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