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YearVersionC/NHistory
1975 206a 267 PHI Inc N4710R : Bell 206A cn267, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N4710R, unk; xfer Petroleum Helicopters as N4710R, unk; w/o 05Aug75 near Morgan City, LA when during liftoff, right skid caught on pipe on side of helo deck, pilot lost control, hit parked Hughes 369HS, N9086F, dbr & w/o, no fatalities.
1975 206a 282 Bell Helicopters N4081G : Bell 206A cn282, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N4081G, unk; del US as N4081G, unk; dbr & w/o in collision with Lake Anatico, Peru and subsequent hard lndg, 02Feb75
1975 206a 411 Bell Helicopters N1491W : Bell 206A cn411, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N1491W, unk; del GAY AIRWAYS, Inc as N1491W, 1969; suffered substantial damage when 5th stage compressor failed during low flight. Pilot auto-rotated to heavy lndg near Barter Island, AK, 30Jul75.
1975 206a 47 Bell Helicopters N7847S : Bell 206A cn47, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N7847S, 1967
N7847S : del US operator as N7847S, 1967; damaged when pilot misjudged clearance distance and struck gas pump handle during clearing turn, Carpinteria, CA, 17Jul67; repaired & conv Bell 206B JetRanger II, unk; w/o when settled into water during hovering, ivo Morgan City, LA, 02Nov75; reg canx, unk.
1975 206a 497 armada de chile 34 : Naval d/d 1970. Bell 206AS (SH-57 type). w/o 17sep75
1975 206a 530 Bell Helicopters N8130J : Bell 206A cn530, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N8130J, 1970; del Berry Coal Com as N8130J, unk; conv Bell 206B-2, unk; w/o when crashed in light rain, low clng & fog ivo Mount Pinson, AL, 03May75, 2 fatalities.
1975 206a 551 Bell Helicopters N8158J : Bell 206A cn551, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N8158J, unk; del US as N8158J, unk; w/o during hard lndg, ivo Baranof, AK, 18Sep75
1975 206a 84 N6218N : Bell 206A cn84, ff:?; del US as N6218N, unk
D-HANS : xfer Dr Hans Riegel, Germany as D-HANS, unk; w/o Crashed after main rotor failure at low altitude, Hiddesen, Blomberg, 4 fatalities, 23Oct75.
1975 ab205 4108 Zambia Air Force AF703 : del Zambia Air Force as AF703, 06oct69, w/o jan75.
1975 ab205a 4320 al-quwwat al-jawwiya al-sultanat oman 713 : RAFO 14 Sqn, w/o 31oct75
al-quwwat al-jawwiya al-sultanat oman 713 : I believe was shot down by a SAM-7 missile over the shershitty caves in western Dhofar. 5 peolpe were killed, pilot, loadmaster, and three speacialists from the RAF. It was bombed by Strikemasters after hitting the ground
1975 ah-1g 20852 US Army Aviation 69-16420 : US Army; 1970 pictured at Vinh Long Airfield, Vietnam; w/o 09feb75
1975 ah-1j 26024 US Marine Corps 157780 : USMC; w/o 30dec75
1975 ah-1j 26026 US Marine Corps 157782 : USMC; w/o 05nov75
1975 ah-1j 26036 US Marine Corps 157792 : USMC; w/o 29apr75
US Marine Corps 157792 : This aircraft was assigned to HMH-462 when it crashed at sea during Operation Frequent Wind (The evacuation of Saigon, South Vietnam). The official cause was fuel starvation. Both pilots escaped
1975 ah-1j 26046 US Marine Corps 157802 : USMC; w/o 29sep75
1975 CH-46D 2176 US Marine Corps 152554 : BV-107M, c/n 2176, ff?; del USMC 30Jul66 as CH-46D 152554; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer NATC Flight Test, NAS Patuxent River 01Aug66; redesig JCH-46D 02Aug66; redesig CH-46D 05Oct66; xfer NPRO R&T Morton PA; 28Oct66; xfer NARF Cherry Point 13Nov69; xfer HC-6 19Feb70; w/o 17Sep75, Norfolk, VA.
US Navy 152554 : I was the plane captain of this aircraft while it was with HC-6. This plane was the most reliable in the squadron. It went several years past its due date for Paint and Repair (PAR) while serving on the USS Detroit (VERTREP) in the Med. We also took this plane on a detachment to Gitmo.
1975 CH-46D 2393 US Marine Corps 154042 : BV-107M, c/n 2393, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154042 28Dec67; xfer HMM-263 31Jan68; xfer HMM-165 18Apr68; xfer HMM-364, YK-??, 06Aug68; xfer H&MS-36 23Feb71; xfer HMM-263 23Apr71; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 10May71; xfer HMM-164,YT-??, 15May71; xfer H&MS-36 23May73; xfer HMM-164, YT-14, 15Feb75; w/o RVN 28Apr75.
1975 CH-46D 2407 US Marine Corps 154800 : BV-107M, c/n 2407, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154800 08Feb68; xfer HMM-263 25Feb68; xfer HMM-165 COSA 02Oct69; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 01Dec69; xfer HMM-262 26Dec69; xfer HMM-165 10Aug70; xfer H&MS-36 01Jun71; xfer H&MS-36 SUBUNIT FUTENMA 21Sep71; xfer H&MS-36 03Jun72; xfer HMM-164 28Feb74; xfer HMH-462 12Jan75; xfer HMM-164 22Jan75; xfer HMM-165 27Mar75; xfer HMM-164, YT-??, 14May75; w/o 24Jun75.
1975 CH-46F 2466 US Marine Corps 154859 : BV-107M, c/n 2466, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 154859 13Sep68; xfer HMM-365 19Sep68; xfer HMM-162 21Jan70; xfer H&MS-26 16Sep70; xfer HMM-162 21Dec70; xfer HMM-263 10Jun71; xfer HMM-263, Det 1, 28Jul72; xfer HMM-263 01Feb73; xfer H&MS-26 07Aug73; xfer HMM-264, EH-?, 19Dec73; w/o 23Apr75.
US Marine Corps 154859 : w/o 23apr75 crashed in Sardinia, Italy
1975 CH-53C 65-254 US Air Force 68-10925 : USAF; 21st SOS w/o 15may75 during Mayaguez rescue. 2Lt Richard Vandegeer was killed and was the last name inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall at Washington
1975 CH-53C 65-255 US Air Force 68-10926 : USAF; 21st SOS w/o 15may75 during Mayaguez rescue
1975 CH-53C 65-262 US Air Force 68-10933 : USAF; 21st SOS w/o 13may75 Udorn, Thailand
1975 CH-53C 65-337 US Air Force 70-1627 : USAF; 21st SOS w/o 15may75 during Mayaguez rescue
1975 CH-53C 65-338 US Air Force 70-1628 : USAF; 21st SOS w/o 24jan75
1975 CH-53C 65-342 US Air Force 70-1632 : USAF; Jan75 CH-53C type 601st TASS first 2 delivered for unit with 68-10924
US Air Force 70-1632 : USAF; 601 TASS w/o 26sep75 Paderborn, Germany
1975 commando wa 804 egyptian air force 722 : Westland Commando Mk.2A, c/n WA804, f/f:?; del Egyptian Air Force as 722, unk; w/o 09Jul75.
1975 h-34a 58-1126 Armée de l'Air 1126 : AdlA 67-SW
Sikorsky Helicopters N1167U : Sikorsky 1970, to Indonesia
National Utility Helicopters PK-UHN : NUH, w/o 26jan75 near Karimun
1975 h-34g.III 58-1538 Heeresflieger QB+482 : Sikorsky H-34G.III, c/n 58-1538, ff?; ordered MDAP by USN as 150752, unk; del W.German Herresflieger as QB+482, unk; recoded QW+403, unk; recoded 80+68, 1967; wfu & sold Brazil as PT-HFR, unk; w/o 28Feb75.
1975 h-34g.III 58-1657 Heil Ha'Avir 42 : del IDF/AF (as part payment for war reparations) as 150796, 08Jul63; reserialled 42, unk
US Navy 150796 : Sikorsky H-34G.III, c/n 58-1657, ff?; ordered by West German goverment, as H-34G.III, MDAP nmbr 150796, ntu; acc US Navy, BWR FR, Stratford as CH-34A 150796, for Germany, Jun63 (US Navy records show soc 29Jun63).
Sikorsky Helicopters N4390S : rtnd Sikorsky (as part payment for S-65C) as N4390S, by Jul72; conv to S-58ET, 1973
Helicsa EC-CCX : xfer Helicsa as EC-CCX 1973; w/o at Las Palmas, Spain, 14Jun75.
1975 hh-52a 62-096 US Coast Guard 1411 : Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-096, ff?; del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1411, Annette CGAS, 17Feb66; xfer for storage to ARSC, 26Jul68; xfer to Icelandic Coast Guard as TF-GNA, 29Jun72; w/o Skalafjell, 06Oct75.
Landhelgisgæsla Íslands TF-GNA : Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-096, ff?; del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1411, Annette CGAS, 17Feb66; xfer for storage to ARSC, 26Jul68; xfer to Icelandic Coast Guard as TF-GNA, 29Jun72; w/o Skalafjell, 06Oct75.
1975 hss-1 SA.136 Aéronautique Navale SA.136 : Sud Aviation HSS-1 c/n SA.136, ff?; del France Aeronavale as SA.136, 136/L, unk; xfer 31F, unk; w/o 29Aug75.
1975 hss-1n 58-1050 US Navy 145707 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1050, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 145707, 27Feb59; conv HH-34J & soc NARF Pensacola, 31Aug71;
US Air Force 145707 : USAF, ex USN 145707; 1971 301st ARS
US Air Force 145707 : 301st ARS, Homestead AFB, FL from 1971; 09May74 to MASDC/HD197 ; soc 18Oct74, 3909 TTH
TI-SPI : conv S-58ET, unk; del MAP to Costa Rica Ministry of Security as TI-SPI, 1975?; w/o ivo La Sabana, Costa Rica, 09Sep75; noted abandoned San Jose, Costa Rica, Feb80.
1975 OH-6J 6303 japanese ground self defence force 31003 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6303, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31003 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 25Sep75.
1975 OH-6J 6334 japanese ground self defence force 31033 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6334, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31033 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 06Oct75.
1975 OH-6J 6362 japanese ground self defence force 31059 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6362, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31059 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 12Feb75.
1975 OH-6J 6367 japanese ground self defence force 31063 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6367, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31063 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 05Aug75.
1975 S-55 55-789 Royal Canadian Air Force (1945-1968) 9625 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-789, ff:?; ordered by P&WC for RCAF; del RCAF as 9625, 26Oct54.
CF-JTF : ex 9625; S-55T w/o apr75
1975 s-61a-4 61-483 Tentara Udara Diraja Malaysia FM-1711 : Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri, c/n 61-483, ff:?; del RMAF as FM-1711, 22Sep71.
Tentara Udara Diraja Malaysia FM-1711 : w/o 10oct75 during a tactical helicopter exercise at Camp Sungai Udang, Malacca.
1975 S-62J M62-008 japanese air self defence force 43-4773 : Mitsubishi S-62J, c/n M62-008, ff?; del JASDF as 33-4773, 02Sep64; w/o 19Dec75.
1975 sa316b 1395 Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag 23 : SAAF, w/o 21mar75
1975 sa316b 1990 united arab emirates air force 101 : UAEAF; w/o 30nov75
1975 sa316b 2178 Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte 3E-KY : Bundesheer; w/o 19sep75
1975 sa319b 2213 Elliniko Polemiko Nautiko PN01 : w/o before delivery
1975 sa330c 1245 ejercito del aire Z.19-2 : EC-STI. w/o 09jun75 Zaragoza. 5 killed
1975 ah.1 1196 Army Air Corps XW901 : AAC AH.1; w/o 13feb75
1975 ht.2 1128 Fleet Air Arm XW867 : RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705sqd/CU-556; w/o 22may75
1975 se3130 1672 Heeresflieger 76+45 : PC-141; PJ-333; PJ-209; HFB10; w/o 05.06.1975 , Trainingmodel at Roth, later at Neuhausen ob Eck
1975 se3130 1781 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A33 : Belgian Army c/n 1781/C429; 02jul75 w/o
1975 se3160 1236 Koninklijke Luchtmacht A-236 : KLU w/o august 1975
Koninklijke Luchtmacht A-236 : w/o 27aug75 at Schöppingen, Germany
1975 has.1 wa 666 Fleet Air Arm XV695 : Westland Seaking HAS.1, f/f jan71, d/d 05feb71; w/o 17nov75 HMS Hermes, ditched into the North Sea after engine failure
1975 sh-3d 61-377 US Navy 152711 : USN; HS-4 helo 66 Apollo 8,10,11,12 and 13 recoveries; w/o 04jun75 crash at sea off NAS Imperial Beach, 1 fatality. Was still assigned to HS-4;; portrayed by 148999 in 1994 movie Apollo 13
1975 sh-3d 61-400 US Navy 154110 : USN; HS-8 w/o 03nov75
1975 sh-3d 61-708 arma aerea de la armada española Z.9-10 : Armada 005-10. MAP BuNo 159054. w/o 19may75
1975 th-57a 5002 US Navy 157356 : HT-8 E. w/o 02oct75
1975 UH-1D 8185 Luftwaffe 71+25 : HTG 64, w/o 23.06.1975 Koenigsbach/Koblenz
1975 UH-1D 8307 Heeresflieger 71+87 : HFWS w/o 01.08.1975 Roecke
1975 UH-1F 7061 US Air Force 65-7920 : USAF; 1966 to 1969 I was crew chief on this chopper, ssgt Thomas Henderson
US Air Force 65-7920 : 1966-apr69 I was the helicopter dispatcher for this chopper at 809th Combat support group SAC, Francis E Warren AFB, Cheyanne, Wyoming
US Air Force 65-7920 : w/o 18mar75 at Francis E. Warren AFB
1975 uh-1h 11399 ejercito de chile 182 : Ejercito, BuNo 69-15111 d/d 1972, w/o 03mar75
1975 UH-1N 31441 US Marine Corps 159565 : 7S. NAS LeMoore w/o 16jun75
1975 UH-1N 31652 US Marine Corps 158776 : HML-268 w/o 06jan75
1975 UH-2A 47 US Navy 149745 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 47, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149745 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; unit xfers unk; redesig SH-2F unk; xfer HSL-34, HX-19, unk; w/o 19Jun75.
US Navy 149745 : 1965-66 UH-2A type asg HC-1 Det.F as /UP-3
US Navy 149745 : 1968-69 UH-2C type asg HC-1 /UP-85 on CVA-64 USS Constellation
US Navy 149745 : 1970 UH-2C type asg HC-1 Det.34 /UP-005
US Navy 149745 : w/o 19jun75 SH-2F type as HSL-34 DET-3 /HX-34 USS Aylwin (FF-1081) crashed 6 miles south of Newport RI in sight of the swiming beaches. HAC and AW-2 died. the H2P and pax survived
1975 wasp f.9594 Fleet Air Arm XT424 : d/d 5 Mar 1965. w/o 4 Jun 1975 with 829 Sqdn, ditched in sea operating from HMS Juno (F52), recovered. 8 Dec 1975 to RNAY Fleetlands for spare parts.
1975 has.1 wa 30 Fleet Air Arm XM871 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA030, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XM871, 20jun61; conv HAS.3; w/o 21aug75
Fleet Air Arm XM871 : 700H Sq/507 by Aug 1961, 706 Sq/507-CU by Jan 1962, conv HAS.3 Sep 1964-Mar 1966
Fleet Air Arm XM871 : As HAS.3, 820 Sq/410-BL by Aug 1971 until at least Sep 1972, Engadine Flt/410-EN by Dec 1973, 737 Sq Glamorgan Flt/400-GL by May 1974.
Fleet Air Arm XM871 : As HAS.3, w/o 21 Aug 1975 with 737 Sq/400-GL when it crashed into the Red Sea, operating from HMS Glamorgan, and sank during failed recovery attempt.
1975 has.1 wa 63 Fleet Air Arm XP112 : Westland Wessex HAS.1 d/d 04apr62; w/o 17sep75 HMS Ark Royal, ditched into the English Channel off Plymouth
Fleet Air Arm XP112 : 845 Sq/G by May 1962. Entered ground resonance at Sibu after returning from a troop lift to Song, on 13 Jun 1964 and struck 845 Sq XP155/B chopping off its tail. Repaired
1975 has.1 wa260 Fleet Air Arm XS880 : Westland HAS.1, c/n WA260, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS880, 02/1966; w/o 08/05/1975.
1975 har10 wa404 Royal Air Force XR454 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA404, ff: 21Nov62; del Royal Air Force as XR454, 14Dec62; w/o 27Jan75.
Royal Air Force XR454 : During a hover taxi at RAF Akrotiri, with 84 Sq, main rotor failure and airframe destroyed.
1975 has7 wa291 Fleet Air Arm XN311 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA291, f/f: 12Feb60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN311, 14Mar60; conv HAR.9, unk; w/o 27Jan75; wfu as A2643, unk, scr 1988.
Fleet Air Arm XN311 : Brawdy SAR Flight /14 by Aug 1968
1975 YHC-1A 413-1 US Army Aviation 58-5514 : Vertol YHC-1A, c/n 413-1, ff: 27Aug59; del USArmy as YHC-1A, 58-5514, 1959.
NASA NASA-533 : xfer NASA as NASA533 ~1962; redesig YCH-46C ~1962; asgd Langley Reasearch Center unk; redesig CH-46C unk; xfer Wallops Island Flight Center unk date for VTOL Approach and Landing Technology (VALT) research; wfu with 685 total flight hours ~1975; fate of airframe unknown.
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