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Aerospatiale alouette ii 2
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Bell 204 3
Bell 206 5
Bell 209 ah-1 cobra 1
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Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook 1
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Fairchild-Hiller FH-1100 1
Kaman seasprite 3
Kawasaki Heavy Industries kv 107-ii 1
Mitsubishi S-55 1
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Sikorsky s-58 H-34 8
Sikorsky s-61 H-3 7
Sikorsky s-62 HH-52 4
Sikorsky s-65 H-53 9
Sikorsky s-69 XH-59 1
Sud Aviation S-58 1
Westland sioux 7
Westland wasp 3
Westland whirlwind 3

YearVersionC/N
1973 206a 302 Bell Helicopter N4789R : Bell 206A cn302, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N4789R, unk
VH-AND : xfer Australia as VH-AND, unk, [ntu?]
VH-UHJ : Helicopter Utilities/Airfast Services Jun69, ex N4789R; w/o 09apr73 ditched off Masthead Island, near Gladstone, Qld
1973 206a 550 Bell Helicopter N8162J : Bell 206A cn550, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N8162J, unk; del US as N8162J, unk; w/o during auto rotation hard landing, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 28Jul73
1973 206a 599 Bell Helicopter N7065J : Bell 206A cn599, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N7065J, unk; del US as N7065J, unk; conv 206B-2, unk; w/o when buzzard jammed between transmission and swash plate, cyclic control tube broken. Aircraft suffered hard lndg ivo Lake Charles, LA, 02Feb73.
1973 47 25066 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-655 : FAP d/d 1972; w/o 05mar73
1973 47 25067 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-656 : FAP d/d 1972; w/o 25jan73
1973 ab205a 4075 Aviazione dell'Esercito MM80460 : Esercito E.I.270. w/o 13apr73 at Alpe di Siusi, Bolzano
1973 ab205a 4170 Silāḥ al-Jaww as-Sulṭāniy ‘Umān 707 :
1973 ab205a-1 4149 Aviazione dell'Esercito MM80538 : Esercito E.I.286. w/o 19feb73 at Capoterra, Cagliari
1973 ab205a-1 4163 Aviazione dell'Esercito MM80549 : Esercito E.I.297. EM-2 type. w/o 14may73 at Aosta-Pollein
1973 ab205a-1 4505 Vigili del Fuoco I-VFEZ : w/o 06may73 at sea Arenzano in bad weather
1973 ab205b 4224 Aviazione dell'Esercito MM80696 : Esercito E.I.325. to civ as I-EIAA. w/o 18apr73 Khumbu glacier, Mount Everest (Nepal)
1973 ab47g-3b 1535 Army Air Corps XT127 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 04Jun64, w/o 06Feb73
1973 ah-1g 21052 Arma Aerea de la Armada Española Z.14-3 : Marina 007-3. BuNo 71-15092. w/o 23jul73
1973 ch-124 61-284 Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968) 4018 : Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-284, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4018, 1965; to CH-124A as 12418 Oct1968; w/o 26Apr73.
Canadian Armed Forces 12418 : CAF; ex 4018; w/o 26Apr73
1973 ch-135 32022 Canadian Armed Forces 135122 : BuNo 70-15671. 422 sqd. w/o 21jun73
1973 ch-3c 61-502 US Air Force 62-12577 : del USAF as CH-3C 62-12577, 30Jan64; w/o 14feb73 destroyed in ground fire
US Air Force 62-12577 : Sep65 6515 OMS pictured (top) at Edwards, CA
1973 CH-46D 2246 US Marine Corps 153354 : BV-107M, c/n 2246, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153354 24Jan67; xfer HMM-261 02Feb67; xfer HMM-161 08Jul67; xfer HMM-162 29Dec67; xfer HMM-365 25Mar68; xfer HMM-163 24Oct68; xfer H&MS-30 COSA 22Apr69; xfer HMMT-302 17May69; xfer H&MS-16 COSA 29Aug69; xfer H&MS-16 02Dec69; xfer HMM-364 11May70; xfer H&MS-36 24Feb71; xfer HMM-164 31Mar71; xfer H&MS-36 Subunit 2, WX-??, 07Jun72; w/o 20Aug73.
US Marine Corps 153354 : I was the crew chief on her final flight . We crashed on approach and were almost waved off and back over the water . I'm sure none of us woulde have survived . the fwd yellow blade had a crack in the D spar and went UA ! A WM Major and Ltcmdr were both killed by blade strikes as the blades and rotor heads went out of phase and entered the AC Myself and four others survived . we are I believe the only survivors of an inflight blade loss . Semper Fi
1973 CH-46D 2322 US Marine Corps 153971 : BV-107M, c/n 2322, ff:?; del BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153971 24Jul67; xfer HMM-162 28Jul67; xfer HMM-161 17Oct67; xfer H&MS-36 05Sep70; xfer HMM-164 04May71; xfer HMM-165 07Jun71; xfer HMM-164, YT-??, 10Mar73; w/o RVN 02Aug73.
1973 CH-46D 2340 US Marine Corps 153989 : BV-107M, c/n 2340, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153989 11Sep67; xfer HMM-364, 16Sep67; xfer HMM-262, ET-??, 19Feb68; xfer FAWPRA Atsugi 10May68; xfer NAS Atsugi, A&T 30Jul68; xfer HMM-364 13Aug68; xfer HMM-161 YR-??, 02May69; xfer H&MS-36 05Sep70; xfer HMM-165, YW-?? 11Mar71; w/o abd USS Tripoli (LPH-10) 11Mar73.
US Marine Corps 153989 : Oct72 asg HMM-165 was replaced as /YW-5 with 154833
1973 CH-46D 2377 US Marine Corps 154026 : BV-107M, c/n 2377, ff? accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154026, 25Oct67; xfer HMM-263 08Jan68; xfer HMMT-302 31Oct68; xfer H&MS-16 COSA 14Jul69; xfer HMM-364, YK-??, 08Aug69; xfer H&MS-36 23Feb71; xfer HMM-165 17Jun71; xfer HMM-164, YT-??, 21Nov72; w/o 06Dec73.
US Marine Corps 154026 : 1970 pictured during overhaul at Atsugi, Japan
US Marine Corps 154026 : I think this is the one from HMM-164, MAG-36 (Futenma) that crashed near a construction site in Onaha, Nishihara Village - killing 4 crew and injuring another severely.
US Marine Corps 154026 : Chief Warrant Officer named Poe was the pilot, and the Crew a Chief was Danny Curry of I believe Dallas Texas. Curry and one other crewman were killed and the co pilot survived with bad injury. Warrant Officer Poe survived but was badly burned. They were flight testing the new BIM blades from Boeing, and had a blade failure as I recall.
1973 CH-46D 2427 US Marine Corps 154820 : BV-107M, c/n 2427, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154820 18Apr68; xfer HMMT-302 02May68; xfer H&MS-30 COSA 19Aug69; xfer H&MS-30 29Sep69; xfer HC-3 13Dec69; xfer FAWPRA Atsugi 17Dec71; xfer HC-3, Det 106, 02Jun72; dam 15Feb73; SOC 17May73.
US Marine Corps 154820 : w/o 15feb73 10:10hs crashed at John Hay's Baguio City, Phillipines
1973 CH-46F 2570 US Marine Corps 157671 : BV-107M, c/n 2570, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157671 25Nov69; xfer HMM-264, EH-??, w/o 16Nov73.
1973 ch-47c b-696 Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra Z.17-1 : CF001; FAMET ET-401; ex N6692D; w/o 20feb73
1973 ch-53a 65-095 US Marine Corps 153709 : USMC
US Navy 153709 : w/o 20jul73 Pax River. HX-21
US Navy 153709 : Crashed at Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River Md, spring of 1973, complete loss. Lost one soul, Crew Chief Marine Sgt Tom Henderson. Navy Pilot, Civilian Test Pilot and Army Crew Chief escaped with non life threatening injuries.
1973 ch-53a 65-109 US Marine Corps 153723 : Sikorsky S-65A, c/n 65-109, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53A 153723, unk
US Marine Corps 153723 : w/o 25feb73 HMH-772
1973 ch-53d 65-168 US Marine Corps 156664 : USMC
US Marine Corps 156664 : w/o 02jul73 HMH-463 /YH
1973 ch-53d 65-279 US Marine Corps 157153 : USMC; 1972 HMT-204; H&MS-26 w/o 14mar73 on take off at MCAS New River. Pilot and electrician died. Co-pilot was badly burned. Crew chief was thrown clear. Was on its way to refurb at Corpus Christi and a rotor blade failed
US Marine Corps 157153 : They all died with the exception of one of the Crew Chiefs that was thrown clear. Both pilots, Sgt Jim Gwynn and a bunch of Cat-As were onboard as well
US Marine Corps 157153 : the pilots would have lived if crash crew had not run out of foam in the truck they forgot to refill after practice.
US Marine Corps 157153 : Cause of mishap was failure of main rotor blade hinge pin due to crack.
US Marine Corps 157153 : w/o 14mar73
1973 ch-53d 65-286 US Marine Corps 157160 : USMC
US Marine Corps 157160 : w/o 18mar73 HMH-463 /YH
US Marine Corps 157160 : Here are details regarding loss of 157160
US Marine Corps 157160 : Yankee Hotel 11 was actually air borne dragging mine gear in the water to mine sweeping area when the tail rotor pitch link failed. I was the crew chief on this aircraft when she went down. I was by the ramp when the tail rotor separated and the aircraft began a left to right yaw increasing in degrees rapidly until the aircraft began rotating 360 degrees in a nose down larger 360 arc. One hell of a ride. Sgt. John J. Walsh
1973 ch-53d 65-315 US Marine Corps 157739 : USMC CH-53D
US Marine Corps 157739 : w/o 27jan73 HMH-462 /YF-
1973 FH-1100 153 Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-302 : Ejercito d/d oct68; w/o 15mar73
1973 H-34A SA.79 Armée de l'Air SA.79 : Sud Aviation, H-34A, c/n SA.79; del France Armee de l'Air as SA.79, unk; xfer 59 GAOM, unk; w/o 12Mar73.
1973 h-34a 58-109 US Army Aviation 53-4547 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 53-4547, 21Sep55; to CH-34C Jan64; sos Atlanta Government Depot, May71; xfer Mississippi NG, Jun71, crashed Aug73, sos Jun74; displayed at Fort Bliss as 57-6141 (museum assecion number); reported to 3rd Cavalry Museum, Fort Carson, Colorado, unk?
1973 h-34a 58-448 US Army Aviation 55-4484 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 55-4484, 27Jan57; to H-34C by Jan62; soc Atlanta Government Depot, GA, Sep71; xfer Mississippi National Guard, Oct71; crashed Aug 1973; soc Jun74.
1973 h-34a 58-93 US Army Aviation 53-4531 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 53-4531, 05Aug55; to CH-34C Mar63; sos Atlanta Government Depot, May71; xfer Mississippi NG, Jun71, crashed Aug73, soc Jun74.
1973 hh-52a 62-136 US Coast Guard 1457 : Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-136, ff?; del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1457 unk; status unk.
US Coast Guard 1457 : date unknown tail rotor separated during training flight, near Sea Isle City, NJ. Autorotated to a marshy area, then rolled over. No injuries to crew. Returned to AR
US Coast Guard 1457 : w/o 1973, crashed while stationed at air station Cape May, New Jersey
1973 HH-53C 65-192 US Air Force 68-10362 : Jan70-Jan71 37th ARRS I was the first crew-chief assigned to 362 when it arrived at Da Nang. It was shipped over by ship, and assembled at Cam Ranh Bay, and flown to Da Nang. When I left Viet Nam, 362 had made 6 saves.
US Air Force 68-10362 : 1971-Apr72 37th ARRS, I crewed this Acft at Da Nang AFB, Vietnam. Stood Alert status for one of the longest periods and set a record , 30 days
US Air Force 68-10362 : 40th ARRS w/o 14jun73 Cambodia
1973 hss-1n 58-1774 Marina Militare Italiana MM153621 : Sikorsky SH-34J, c/n 58-1774, ff?; del Marina Militare Italiana under MDAP as SH-34J, MM153621, 4-13, unk; w/o in ground accident at Maristaeli Luni, 1973.
1973 hss-2 61-120 US Navy 149704 : USN; conv to Point Mugu, CA NSH-3A type (satellite camera recovery aircraft); w/o 26nov73
1973 hss-2 61-158 US Navy 149893 : US Navy; conv SH-3G; HC-1 w/o 22oct73
1973 hus-1 58-1229 US Marine Corps 148110 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1229, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148110, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; xfer Air America as XW-PHD, unk; w/o Laos 05Oct73.
1973 hus-1 58-1603 US Marine Corps 150237 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1603, ff:? del USMC as UH-34D, 150237, unk; xfer to Air America, unk; lost in Laos, 06Dec73.
1973 hus-1 58-1723 US Marine Corps 150727 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1723, ff:?; del USMC as UH-34D, 150727, unk; xfer Air America as XW-PHY, unk; w/o Laos, 30mar73.
1973 hus-1 58-1820 US Marine Corps 156598 : Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USN under MDAP; del USMC as UH-34D, 156598, 03Apr69; soc NARF North Island, 13Jul69.
Air America H-76 : returned Sikorsky, xfer Air America as H-76, after 15Aug69; soc by 01Jul70.
Lao People's Armed Forces 6598 : xfer Royal Laotian Air Force as 6598, after 26Jun70; current 01Apr72; w/o Laos, 10Apr73.
1973 kv-107ii-4 4071 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 51738 : KV-107II-4, c/n 4071, ff?; del JGSDF as 51738, date?; units unknown; w/o in water landing mishap, 30Nov73.
1973 oh-13s 3934 Elliniki Aeroporia Stratou ES702 : Hellenic Army; FMS 67-15885; d/d 07may69; w/o 15mar73 at SAS
1973 oh-58a 40471 US Army Aviation 69-16250 : US Army; 11aug73 w/o
1973 S-55C M55-008 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 40020 : Mitsubishi S-55C, c/n M55-008, ff?; del JGSDF as UH-19C 40020 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 20Dec73.
1973 S-61N 61-467 Sikorsky Helicopters N6967R : Sikorsky Apr/May 1969, to I-EVME
Elivie I-EVME : Ischia - Elivie (Napoli-Capri-Sorrento shuttle), to VR-BDU
VR-BDU : Brunei, to G-AZNE
Bristow G-AZNE : Bristow from Feb72; w/o 04apr73 ditch near Glomar Oil Rig, North Sea
Bristow G-AZNE : suffered a hard landing on the drill ship Glomar north Sea, in which the rotors drooped down over the top of the cockpit, damaging the engine controls and circuit breaker panels. The pilot was unable to shut down the engines. Passengers and co-pilot were evacuated and the pilot lifted off the deck and landed on the sea. He was able to evacuate and swim away, leaving the aircraft burning and turning on the water for 2 hours until fuel ran out. The aircraft rolled over and sank. No loss of life, lots of loss of face. Shift engineer on duty at BHL at the time of the incident
Bristow G-AZNE : I was on that chopper, and I s---t myself and Iam still going on the blinking things but not for long
1973 S-61N 61-469 Air Greenland OY-HAI : Sikorsky S-61N-20, cn 61-469. ff:?; reg Sikorsky as N6971R, unk; del Air Greenland as OY-HAI, 08Jul69; w/o 12Oct73. remanufactured as S-61N-22
Air Greenland OY-HAI : named Akigssek ( Grouse ); circa 1970 pictured at Nuuk, Godthaab. Note still missing the radar nose and ice deflector; circa 1971 emergency landing on the Kangerlussuaq fjord 2 due to flameout on both engines because of ice in the intake. It was then repaired and upgraded with ice shields in front of the intake and with nose radar as well; w/o 25oct73 crashed 40km S of Nuuk, 15 fatalities. It was en route to Paamiut from Nuuk and was damaged beyond repair. Never repaired/rebuild
1973 s-62a 62-010 Sikorsky Helicopters N980 : Application for reg 01aug60; registered to Sikorsky 22sep60; Sold to D.H. Braman, Victoria Bank
ANSETT-ANA VH-ANE : Ansett Transport Industries 1967, ex N980; Mar68 to Airfast Services Pty
VH-ANE : Airfast Services Pty from Mar68; w/o 26may73 crashed near Polmaise Island, Qld en-route Gladstone-Heron Island. Landed safely without injuries to any of the 9 occupants. It was taken in tow but rolled over and sank
1973 s-62a 62-027 Sikorsky Helicopters N316Y : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-027, ff ~1962; reg Sikorsky as N316Y; del to Humble Oil & Refining, Houston, TX as N316Y, Sep64; operated by Rotor Aids, Inc
World Wide Helicopters N316Y : sold World Wide Helicopters, CT as N316Y, Jan71
Briles Wing and Helicopter N316Y : sold Briles Wing & Helicopter as N316Y, unk; lsd to AMOCO Petroleum, unk; dam in uncontrolled lndg and w/o, Requena, Peru, 11Oct73; reportedly stored at Gardena, CA, unk.
1973 s-62a 62-122 Sikorsky Helicopters N6957R : Sikorsky 1967
KLM helikopters PH-NZB : KLM Nordzee Helikopters 29Dec67-Oct72
Okanagan Helicopters CF-OKS : Wardair Canada 26Oct72; Okanagan Helicopters Nov72; Golden West, lsd; w/o 24Apr73.
1973 S-62J M62-006 Japan Air Self-Defense Force 33-4772 : Mitsubishi S-62J, c/n M62-006, ff?; del JASDF as 33-4772, 12Oct63; w/o 23Feb73.
1973 S-65C-3 65-235 Heil Ha'Avir 131 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-235 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N6972R; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 131, Oct69; shot down by Egyptian SAM, 5 crewman killed, 2 ejected 12Oct73.
1973 S-65C-3 65-345 Heil Ha'Avir 949 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-345 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N4004S; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 249, Oct71; reserialled 949 unk; shot down by Egyptian AAA or SAM, 2 crew + 12 wounded soldiers killed 24Oct73.
Heil Ha'Avir 249 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-345 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N4004S; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 249, Oct71; reserialled 949 unk; shot down by Egyptian AAA or SAM, 2 crew + 12 wounded soldiers killed 24Oct73.
1973 s-69 69-001 Sikorsky Helicopters 73-21941 : US Army/NASA XH-59A ABC f/f 26jul73; tested in NASA Ames 40x80 ft tunnel; 24aug73 badly damaged in a crash
1973 sa316b 1466 Air Force of Zimbabwe 5087 : Aerospatiale SA.316 Alouette III cn1466, ff:?; del RhAF as 5087, 11Jun68; oper by 7 Sqn, unk; w/o 20Nov73.
1973 sa316b 1847 Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina 0680 : accepted ARA 18nov71 as 4-H-8. 7jan73 near Pedro Luro (Buenos Aires) after turbine fail did autorotation emergency landing: 5 injuries. aircraft w/o
1973 sa318c 2019 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A60 : Belgian Army c/n 2019/C646-A95 assembled at SABCA; 03feb73 w/o
1973 sa330b 1117 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1117 : ALAT f/f dec73 w/o 06dec73
1973 sa330c 1050 Força Aérea Portuguesa 9510 : FAP; w/o 18dec73
Força Aérea Portuguesa 9510 : Damaged at Cantina de Oliveira, Mozambique due to fuel problems while transporting troops
1973 se3130 1203 Koninklijke Luchtmacht H-3 : KLU c/n 1203/83C
Heli-Union F-BNKZ : SE 3130 Alouette II, cn 1203, del Heli-Union as F-BNKZ, unk; used in filming several episodes of the classic spy show "The Prisoner", 1966-1967. [Note: Though the helo is marked as F-BNKZ on the exterior, the G-AVEE code appears on the instrument panel for radio calls in some episodes.]
G-AVEE : xfer RBA Helicopters, Reading, Berkshire, UK, as G-AVEE, 16Jan67; xfer Gregory Air Services, UK as G-AVEE, 15Dec67, [Note: Continued its role as a TV star in episodes of "The Avengers," "The Champions," and "Man In A Suitcase," all filmed in 1967-68.]; xfer Medminster as G-AVEE, 30May73; Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed into The Wash, off Holbeach, Lincolnshire, UK, 07Jul73; reg canx 17Aug73.
1973 se3160 1015 Air Force of Zimbabwe RRAF500 : Aerospatiale SA.316 Alouette III cn1015, ff:?; del Rhodesian AF as RRAF500, 27Mar62;
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7500 : reserialled Rhodesian Air Force as 7500, unk;w/o 21Feb73.
1973 sioux wa333 Army Air Corps XT174 : AAC Scout AH.1; d/d 23Aug65
Army Air Corps XT174 : AAC with 666 Sqn displayed at RAF Topcliffe Open Day 08jul72
Army Air Corps XT174 : AAC; w/o 18apr73 hit telephone lines at Caledon, Tyrone, Northern Ireland
1973 sioux wa344 Army Air Corps XT185 : AAC; Sioux AH.1 d/d 01Oct65, w/o 16Sep73
1973 sioux wa397 Army Air Corps XT238 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 04Jul66, w/o 07Jul73
Army Air Corps XT238 : 15th/16th Queen's Royal Lancers. Crashed 07 July 1973 in Aldridge, Staffordshire, UK, trying to rescue skydiver from overhead power lines.
1973 sioux wa415 Army Air Corps XT503 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 02Nov66, w/o 05May73
1973 sioux wa592 Army Air Corps XT830 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 09oct67, w/o 19sep73
1973 sioux wa598 Army Air Corps XT836 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 17nov67, w/o 27feb73
1973 sioux wa714 Army Air Corps XW194 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 10jun69, w/o 05oct73
1973 TH-1L 6413 US Navy 157818 : HT-18 w/o 11nov73
1973 th-57a 5003 US Navy 157357 : w/o 02jul73
1973 UH-1D 8153 Luftwaffe 70+93 : HTG 64, w/o 02.01.73 Tiefenthal
1973 UH-1D 8210 Luftwaffe 71+50 : HTG 64, w/o 18.12.73 Beimerstetten/Schwaeb. Alb
1973 UH-1D 8404 Heeresflieger 72+84 : w/o 08.01.1973 Hohenwestedt
1973 UH-1D 8492 Heeresflieger 73+72 : w/o 20.11.1973 Uebung Hungriger Wolf (Exercise Hungry Wolf)
1973 UH-1E 6014 US Marine Corps 151279 : HML-765 w/o 18jul73
1973 UH-1E 6169 US Marine Corps 154947 : HT-18 w/o 03dec73
1973 UH-1N 31632 US Marine Corps 158291 : HML-167. w/o 05dec73
1973 UH-2A 20 US Navy 149016 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 20, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149016 unk; redesig UH-2A Oct 1962; redesig HH-2D, 1970; asgd NAS Oceana, VA, unk; w/o 14Aug73.
1973 UH-2B 177 US Navy 152193 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 177, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 152193 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; unit xfers unk; redesig SH-2D unk; xfer HSL-32, HV-xxx, asgd USS Guam (LPH-7), unk; w/o 01Nov73 when crashed on pier 5 btwn USS Guam (LPH-7) & USS Forrestal (CVA-59) at Norfolk Naval Station.
1973 UH-2B 182 US Navy 152198 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 182, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 158198 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; fate unk.
US Navy 152198 : 1968/70 UH-2C type HC-1
US Navy 152198 : w/o Mar73 lost power on one engine shortly after takeoff from the USS Sterett (DLG-31) between Guam and the Philippines. The aircraft impacted the water, rolled over and sank. All three crewmembers egressed safely and survived. It was an SH-2D and was on HSL-31 Det-1 at the time of the accident
1973 vh-3a 61-098 US Marine Corps 150612 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1 w/o 26may73
1973 wasp f.9612 Fleet Air Arm XT442 : RN d/d 21 Apr 1966; 829Sq Nubian Flt/457-NU by May 1966 until c Apr 1967; 829Sq Yarmouth Flt/456 by Jun 1971 still 1972
Fleet Air Arm XT442 : late 1967 until 1970 asg 829Sq HMS Zulu (F124) Flt
Fleet Air Arm XT442 : 829Sq Eskimo Flt/453 by Sep 1973; w/o 12dec73 while on loan to Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) Flight/453, crashed on take off from Norton Heliport, Dartmouth.
Fleet Air Arm XT442 : RN: Wasp HAS.1 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton 21oct78, coded 326 ex 829NAS ex HMS Arrow Flt (F173)
1973 wasp f.9678 Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3901 : Delivered to Whenuapai Oct 1966. Undercarriage damaged in heavy landing on HMNZS Waikato 21 Oct 1967 as c/s ZM-ZUV. Repaired Auckland. w/o 7 Apr 1973 Waitemata Harbour after tail rotor stopped on engine failure. Some parts re-used in NZ3909, wreck stored North Shore.
NZ3901 : Subritzky Aircraft Collection at Dairy Flat Mainly Complete by Aug16
1973 wasp f.9757 Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3903 : Delivered Nov 1971. Arrived on HMNZS Canterbury Jun 1972 as 3 Sqdn/460 c/s ZM-ZUX. Engine failure on 30 Nov 1973 caused crash into Waitemata Harbour off North Head. Written off and stored at Devonport (NZ) naval base.
1973 har.2 wa149 Royal Air Force XL110 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA149, ff: 30Nov56; del Royal Air Force as XL110, 11Dec56; conv HAR.10, unk; w/o 06Feb73; soc Cyprus, unk.
1973 has7 wa239 Fleet Air Arm XL900 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA239, f/f: 29Oct58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL900, 07Nov58; conv HAR.9, unk; w/o 21Nov73, b/u for spares and produce, unk.
Fleet Air Arm XL900 : HAS.7 824Sqn/333-C Apr 1961, replacing XN303 on unit strength until May 1963.
1973 has7 wa290 Fleet Air Arm XN310 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA290, f/f: 26Jan60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN310, 09Feb60; conv HAR.9, unk; w/o 16Apr73.
Fleet Air Arm XN310 : 814Sq/284-H by Apr 1960 to Sep 1961, 846 Sq/Q-A from Jun 1962 to Dec 1962, 847 Sq/J-CU by May 1963, conv to HAR.9 at W-s-M Aug 1965
Fleet Air Arm XN310 : A&AEE Nov 1965, Hermes SAR Flt/335-H by Jan 1966, RNAY Fleetlands by Feb 1967, Lossiemouth SAR Flt/684 by Dec 1969, Lee SAR Flt/810-LS by Feb 1973, ditched and sank in Solent (1nm SW of Gilkicker Pt) 16 Apr 1973.
    89 C/N found.


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