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Aerospatiale alouette ii 4
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Aerospatiale gazelle 4
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Agusta A129 Mangusta 1
Agusta ab205 1
Agusta ab206 2
Agusta ab212 1
Agusta AS-61 1
Bell 206 3
Bell 209 ah-1 cobra 1
Bell 212 7
Bell 222 2
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 5
Boeing-Vertol 234 1
Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook 1
Dornier UH-1D 2
Hiller 360 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 2
Kaman seasprite 3
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 369HS 1
MBB bo105 4
McDonnell Douglas md500 1
Mil Mi-2 Hoplite 2
Mitsubishi S-61 1
Piasecki Helistat 1
Sikorsky s-58 H-34 4
Sikorsky s-61 H-3 4
Sikorsky s-65 H-53 2
Sikorsky s-70 H-60 2
Sikorsky s-80 H-53E 1
Sud Aviation se3210 super frelon 1
Westland Lynx 2
Westland sea king 5
Westland sioux 1
Westland wasp 1
Westland wessex 1

YearVersionC/N
1986 206a 401 Bell Helicopter N3523T : Bell 206A cn401 ff: 1969; reg Bell Helicopters as N3523T, unk; xfer US as N3523T, unk
N352AT : xfer CAVENAUGH AVIATION INC as N352AT, unk; conv 206B-II unk; w/o Humble, TX, 14Jul86
1986 206a 425 Bell Helicopter N1498W : Bell 206A cn425, ff:; reg Bell Helicopters as N1498W, unk; del US as N1498W, unk; xfer Odyssey Helicopter Service Inc, unk; w/o when crashed during foggy weather ivo Ellendale, MN, 21Jan86, 3 fatalities.
1986 212 30750 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-616 : FAP d/d 1975; w/o 14oct86
1986 212 30949 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-686 : FAP d/d 1979; w/o 04apr86
1986 212 31129 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-687 : FAP d/d 1986; ex N1075B; w/o 16sep86
1986 212 31253 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC217A : d/d 1984. w/o 22dec86
1986 222ut 47502 N3177G : del private owner as N3177G, unk; w/o in vicinity of La Habra, CA, 26Jan86.
1986 222ut 47517 N251CC : Bell 222UT, cn47517, ff:?; del Rocky Mountain Helicopters as N251CC, unk; Crashed into mountain ridge just below the top in poor visibility enrouts from Winston-Salem, NC to Galax, VA, 23Sep86. 3 fatalities.
1986 234LR MJ-004 British Airways Helicopters G-BWFC : Boeing 234LR, c/n MJ-004, ff?; del British Airways Helicopters as G-BWFC 1982; w/o with the loss of 45 lives off Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, 06Nov86.
1986 369d 101-0798D Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-39 : built by RACA; c/n also as A0798D; w/o 21aug86
1986 369hm 101-0217M Arma Aerea de la Armada Española Z.13-3 : Armada 006-3. 6 Escuadrilla. w/o 12feb86
1986 a129 29003 Aviazione dell'Esercito MM593 : E.I.904. w/o 1986. systems used for c/n 29006
Aviazione dell'Esercito MM593 : Wing prop adjustment
1986 ab205a-1 4123 Aviazione dell'Esercito MM80526 : Esercito E.I.274. EM-2 type. united nations ITALAIR UNIFIL as UN-274. w/o 07feb86 shot down Kefraya, Lebanon
1986 ab206a 8141 Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte 3C-JL : w/o 21mar86 at Semmering, Myrtengraben
1986 ab206b 8674 Vigili del Fuoco I-VFAQ : Vigili del Fuoco VF-29; w/o 27jul86 at Salerno
1986 ab212asw 5566 Arma Aerea de la Armada Española HA.18-11 : Marina 01-315. ex Z.18-11. w/o 13may86
1986 ah-1t US Marine Corps 160797 : USMC; w/o 14nov86 SN-00/HMLA-169
1986 as-61r 6220 Aeronautica Militare Italiana MM80993 : HH-3F AMI 15-24. w/o 23apr86
1986 bo105 S-466 Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra HR.15-26 : ET-145. CASA bo105loh S-4.466. w/o 11nov86
1986 105a S-10 Landespolizei D-HMUC : Polizei Bayern; noted date unk; w/o 1986 destroyed by train
1986 105cbs-2 S-551 N9364N : ex D-HDNZ, to N425EH
ERA Helicopters N425EH : ERA, noted 1985; w/o 20feb86 at Lake Charles, LA Apr95 canc
1986 105cbs-2 S-620 MBB Helicopter Corp N2784E : MBB Corp demonstrator 1983, test serial D-HDSP
Evergreen Helicopters N2784E : Evergreen from 1985; w/o 13jun86 at Houma, LA
1986 CH-46D 2197 US Marine Corps 152575 : BV-107M, c/n 2197, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR Morton PA as CH-46A 152575 30Sep66; xfer H&MS-26, 14Oct66; redesig CH-46D 15Oct66; xfer HMM-161 31Dec66; xfer HMM-264 29Jan68; xfer HMM-261 18Apr69; xfer HMM-264 08Oct69; xfer NAS North Island A&T 17May70; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 14Jul70; xfer HMM-165 22Aug70; xfer H&MS-36 11Mar71; xfer H&MS-56 COSA 23Apr71; xfer H&MS-16 CRAA 16Jul71; xfer HMM-161 06Oct71; xfer HC-6 25Nov71; further unit xfers unk; xfer US Navy HC-8 /BR-47; w/o 01Apr86
US Navy 152575 : US Navy from USMC, conv HH-46 type; w/o 01apr86 as HC-8 /BR-47, crashed onto deck of USS America (CV-66) dur VERTREP north of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Damaged two S-3As, two EA-6Bs, and an SH-3D; hulk stored NADEP Cherry Point dump, 1986-present
US Navy 152575 : crash was during VOD (Vertical Onboard Delivery) not VERTREP (Vertical Replenishment). The helo was delivering internal cargo (Pallets of Milk) when the stubwing struck the deck edge causing the helo to roll on its starboard side
1986 CH-46D 2336 US Marine Corps 153985 : BV-107M, c/n 2336, ff:?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153985 23Aug67; xfer HMM-364, YK-?? 04Sep67; xfer HMM-262 15Jun69; xfer H&MS-16 COSA 13Feb71; xfer HMM-262 23Feb71; xfer HMM-164 15May73; xfer HMH-462 12Jan75; xfer HMM-164 22Jan75; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-264, EH-?? unk; crashed in Turkey, w/o 09Oct86.
US Marine Corps 153985 : HMM-165 (YW01) at MCAS Kaneohe Bay jan77-sep78
US Marine Corps 153985 : I was the crewchief for HMM-165 /YW-01 from Feb77 till she went to PAR North Island. She was a bit of a hanger queen( usually blades
US Marine Corps 153985 : 09oct86 Confirm class A mishap on the Asian side of Turkey during Ops off of the USS Guam
1986 CH-46F 2486 US Marine Corps 155317 : BV-107M, c/n 2486, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 155317 12Dec68; xfer HMM-162 20Dec68; xfer H&MS-26 19Feb71; xfer HMM-162 07Apr71; xfer H&MS-26 01Jun71; xfer NAS North Island A&T 12Mar72; xfer HMM-262 23Mar72; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-268, YQ-0, unk; w/o 14Feb86.
US Marine Corps 155317 : HMM-268, 11 MAG; It was on a routine night operation when it plunged into the sea about 10 miles southwest of Cubi Point Naval Air Station, Philippine Islands. Killed in the crash were 1st Lt. Michael Milnes of Ann Arbor, Mich., the co-pilot, and crew chief Cpl. Kenneth J. Badeaux Jr. of Baton Rouge, La. The pilot, Capt. Paul S. Desantis of Norwood, Mass., was picked up by rescuers and was hospitalized in stable condition. A 17-hour search of the area failed to locate either Milnes or Badeaux
1986 CH-46F 2558 US Marine Corps 157659 : BV-107M, c/n 2558, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157659 21Oct69; xfer HMMT-302 25Oct69; xfer H&MS-30 31Mar72; xfer HMT-301 01Apr72; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-265, EP-??; w/o 13Jun86.
1986 CH-46F 2588 US Marine Corps 157689 : BV-107M, c/n 2588, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157689 23Apr70; xfer HMM-264 06May70; xfer H&MS-26 15Sep71; xfer HMM-162 20Oct71; xfer H&MS-26 16Jun72; xfer HMT-204 15Jan73; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; unit xfers unk; conv HMM-162, YS-07, unk; w/o 29Aug86.
US Marine Corps 157689 : 22 onboard. 9 died including Corporal Rory Fowler (Crew Chief) and Captain Dale Elzey (Pilot). The crash was considered a result of a SAS systems failure. The aircraft landed starboard nose down, then fell off of the deck of the USS Saipan into the North Sea off the coast of Bodo, Norway. The back half of the aircraft was recovered on the scene, although the nose of the aircraft was believed to have sank to the bottom. The Co-Pilot Lt. Mauzey and a new Crew Chief survived, both with injuries
1986 ch-47c b-846 Boeing Helicopters N37052 : Boeing Vertol toward ZA715
Royal Air Force ZA715 : RAF Chinook HC1 MA027; ex N37052; 1983 18Sqn/BL; 1310 Flight w/o 13may86
Royal Air Force ZA715 : 18Sq /BL landed on mv Contender Bezant in Plymouth Sound, 20 May 1982 for South Atlantic, after a night stop over at HMS Drake.
1986 ch-53e 65-436 US Marine Corps 161264 : USMC CH-53E
US Marine Corps 161264 : w/o 09may86 HMH-465 /YJ
1986 Helistat 1 N1897Z : Piasecki PA-97-34J Heli-Stat, c/n 1, ff:?; reg Piasecki as N1897Z using a US Navy ZPG-2W blimp and four UH-34J airframes: 58-1247 (#4), 58-1324 (#2), 58-1335 (#1), and 58-1363 (#3) attached to a metal framework.
1986 hh-3f 61-635 US Coast Guard 1473 : UNKNOWN DATE, I was the Avionicsman when we ditched 1473 off of Fort Myers Fla due to Pilot running out of fuel.
US Coast Guard 1473 : Sep69 at CGAS San Diego
US Coast Guard 1473 : w/o 02nov86 struck a high cliff and fell to the beach below on Ugak Island off Kodiak, AK. all 6 onboard killed
US Coast Guard 1473 : I was the radioman on duty at the air station when this crash occured. They were flying out to bring in a child with a head injury from a village. We sent a C-130 to look for them after they failed to make radio contact. The c-130 found the wreakage burning. I remember how the CO of the airsta looked right through me as I informed him there were no survivors, like his mind was a million miles away, with his lost crew.
US Coast Guard 1473 : Lost a good crew... knew Kevin McCracken. "No greater love" jef
1986 HH-53C 65-184 US Air Force 68-10354 : USAF; 6514th TS w/o 30oct86
US Air Force 68-10354 : this aircraft crashed into a mountain duing a site survey. I believe i still have some melted magnesium from the gearbox
US Air Force 68-10354 : Settled with power and landed hard (crashed) into the LZ. Remained upright with engines and rotors still running. Crew abandoned acft then a post-crash fire broke out and acft burned to the ground.
1986 HH-53C 65-389 US Air Force 73-1651 : USAF; conv HH-53H; 20th SOS w/o May 1986 or 1988 impacted ridgeline near Nellis AFB, Nevada. 1 killed
US Air Force 73-1651 : crash date 21may86
1986 hss-1n 58-1247 US Navy 148000 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1247, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 148000 unk; redesig SH-34J Oct62; wfu & stor MASDC as 3H0013, 17may69.
N1897Z : xfer Piasecki Aircraft Corp, 1980 for use in PA-97 Helistat, position No 4; ff: 26Apr86; w/o 01Jul86.
1986 hss-1n 58-1324 US Navy 148940 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1324, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 148940 unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; wfu & stor MASDC as 3H0244, 13may69.
N1897Z : xfer Piasecki Aircraft Corp, 1980 for use in PA-97 Helistat, position No 2; ff: 26Apr86; w/o 01Jul86.
1986 hss-1n 58-1335 US Navy 148945 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1335, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 148945 unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; wfu & stor MASDC as 3H0111, 22jul70.
N1897Z : xfer Piasecki Aircraft Corp, 1980 for use in PA-97 Helistat, position No 1; ff: 26Apr86; w/o 01Jul86.
1986 hss-1n 58-1363 US Navy 148960 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1363, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 148960 unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; wfu & stor MASDC as 3H0095, 16mar70.
N1897Z : xfer Piasecki Aircraft Corp, 1980 for use in PA-97 Helistat, position No 3; ff: 26Apr86; w/o 01Jul86.
1986 hss-2 61-169 US Navy 149900 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-7 w/o 21may86 in Caribbean or Mediterranean Seas
1986 hss-2 61-251 US Navy 151543 : USN; conv SH-3H; /NE-615 HS-14 w/o 30may86
1986 HSS-2B M61-112 Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 8100 : Mitsubishi HSS-2B c/n M61-112, ff?; del JMSDF as 8100 unk; w/o 27Mar86.
1986 ah1 131 Army Air Corps XZ213 : AAC; conv AH.7; w/o 20mar86; to TAD213 Fleetlands, i/a
1986 ah1 171 Army Air Corps XZ640 : AAC; w/o 17sep86
1986 md500e 0161E Fuerza Aerea Salvadoreña 39 : FAS; w/o 04feb86
1986 mi-2 535439018 PZL Swidnik 54 39 : PZL Swidnik c/n 53 5439 018 / 535439018
Rendőrség R-12 : Hungary Police d/d 1978; w/o 14may86 near to Pécs
1986 mi-2 538016023 PZL Swidnik 80 16 : PZL Swidnik c/n 53 8016 023 / 538016023
Rendőrség R-16 : Hungary Police d/d 1983; w/o 22aug86 Pécel
1986 oh-58a 41970 US Army Aviation 72-21304 : US Army
US Army Aviation 72-21304 : w/o 17jan86 asg 11 ACR, Germany. Mid air collision with Cobra during Reforger 86
1986 OH-6J 6322 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 31021 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6322, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31021 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 10Feb86.
1986 sa321g 159 Aéronautique Navale 159 : FN d/d 1979; 33F St Mandrier naval air base
Aéronautique Navale 159 : w/o 10feb86, 33F at Saint Mandrier, 83 Var-France
Aéronautique Navale 159 : w/o 10feb86 Crashed in Corsica
Aéronautique Navale 159 : The helicopter encountered severe icing conditions during transit from saint mandrier to corsica. Ice accumulation flamed out 2engines and crew decided to ditch. After a time the wreckage rolled over and then sunk. 14 people on board, 13 killed most due that they didn't wear flight drysuit nor insulation clothes .
1986 sa330b 1346 Armée de l'Air 1346 : AdlA F-RAFS; GLAM w/o 08sep86
1986 sa330c 1001 Força Aérea Portuguesa 9501 : FAP; conv SA.330H; conv SA.330L; w/o 13jun86
1986 sa330f 1138 F-GDFI : ex I-EHPB; conv SA.330J; w/o 05may86
1986 sa330j 1526 Bristow G-BFSV : Bristow; 1979 to VH-BHO
Bristow Australia VH-BHO : Bristow Australia 1979-1981; to 9M-SSI
9M-SSI : 1981-1982; to VH-WOA
Bristow Australia VH-WOA : Mayne-Bristow Australia; w/o 29dec86 impacted at sea at 20km NW destination Karratha, WA after departure of North Rankin A Gas Production Platform. 2 fatalities, 15 survived
1986 ah.1 1520 Army Air Corps XZ297 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1984 662Sqn; 12jul86 w/o
1986 ah.1 1676 Army Air Corps XZ336 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 29apr86 w/o
1986 ah.1 1796 Army Air Corps ZA727 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; w/o 07oct86
1986 sa341f 1047 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1047 : ALAT; w/o 1986
1986 se3130 1576 Heeresflieger 76+12 : F-WJDB; PN-133; PZ-203; HFS1; HFS900; w/o 04.06.1986 Bueckeburg
1986 se3130 1721 Heeresflieger 76+64 : PD-141; PH-211; HFB8; w/o 20.12.1968 Eching
1986 se3130 1836 Heeresflieger 76+93 : PO-136; PY-208; HFB200; w/o 26.09.1986 Wuerzburg-Heidingsfeld
1986 se3130 1840 Heeresflieger 76+95 : PO-138; PY-210; HFB200; HFWS; w/o 04.06.1986 Bueckeburg
Heeresflieger 76+95 : HEER c/n 1840/C474 in 1983 HFWS
1986 se3160 1424 fuerza aerea de venezuela 1877 : FAV. w/o 17dec86
1986 has.5 wa 941 Fleet Air Arm ZD632 : f/f 20/09/1984, d/d 02/10/1984, w/o 15/10/1986
1986 mk42 wa 777 Bharatiya Nau Sena IN508 : Westland Sea King Mk.42, cn WA777, ff?; del Indian Navy as IN508, unk; w/o 17Jan86.
1986 mk43 wa 749 Luftforsvaret 068 : Mk43. dd 1972 to R Nor AF. At Kjevik as instructional airframe by Apr 1995, still Aug 2003.
Luftforsvaret 068 : w/o 10nov86, hit power lines at Kristivatn near Bodø in Nordland. One fatality
1986 mk45 wa 800 pakistan naval air arm 4513 : To 111 Sq. w/o 8 Feb 1986. Replaced by Mk45A 4516 in Jan 1989.
pakistan naval air arm 4513 : UK test serial G-17-24
1986 mk50 wa 789 Fleet Air Arm (RAN) N16-112 : ff 16 Oct 1974, dd 16 Apr 1975. Ex G-17-3, to G-BCHY, to RAN HS-817/903. Emergency Landing in sea 15 Jul 1986 off Kiama during Anti Submarine exercise with HMAS Adelaide when transmission oil lost. Capsized in the moderate sea. HMAS Adelaide attempted salvage struck the floating fuselage and the aircraft sank.
1986 SH-2F 226 US Navy 161915 : USN SH-2F
US Navy 161915 : HSL-36 Det.4 /HY-332; Aug86 Gail pictured pulling the chocks and chains right before take off in flight deck of USS John Rodgers (DD983); w/o 02oct86 in the Aegean Sea. All crew rescued
US Navy 161915 : HSL-36 crashed at sea in 1986
1986 sh-3a 61-335 US Navy 152136 : USN; conv SH-3H; w/o 12feb86 as /NF-610 HS-12 USS Midway (CV-41) ditch at sea on night in South China Sea
US Navy 152136 : Lost after lower passenger door departed the aircraft and struck the tail rotor. The aircraft was suffering severe vibrations prior to the door departing the aircraft. I was the 1st Crewman. Gary Schreffler talachan
US Navy 152136 : The arcraft was lost due to tail rotor failure which was probably due to cracks in tail rotor drive shaft mounts. Cracks were discovered in the mounts of other aircraft following this incident. The passenger door departed the aircraft due to the violent vibrations created by an unsupported/unbalanced driveshaft. I was the pilot Ron Burton
1986 sh-60b 70-382 US Navy 162092 : USN; w/o 09jun86
US Navy 162092 : 09jun86 with RWATD, NATC Patuxent River crashed at sea 8m off coast of Jacksonville, FL. 2 Killed. Aircraft recovered and taken to NAS Mayport for investigation
US Navy 162092 : It crashed off the USS Underwood (FFG-36) during a Tiger Cruise on its way back to NAS Mayport. The RWATD Maintenance Crew that was with the aircraft performed the Emergency Reclamation on the aircraft when it was pulled off the ocean floor and brought back to NAS Mayport . Disposition of remains of aircraft - unknown. (Wasn't much left to salvage after the damage from the crash impacting the water
1986 sh-60b 70-400 US Navy 162110 : USN; HSL-42 w/o 26jun86
1986 sioux wa518 Army Air Corps XT811 : dd 1966 to AAC. Operating in N Ireland by Nov 1976. Sold 1978.
G-BFOI Helicopter Hire Ltd, Southend: Registered G-BFOI Mar 1978, sold 1983.
G-BFOI CKS AIr Ltd, Southend: Re-registered G-BFOI Feb 1983, w/o 31 Jul 1986.
1986 uh-12e 2060 Fuerza Aerea de Chile H-61 : Fach d/d Jun60; to Paraguay Navy as H-55
Aviacion Naval Paraguaya H-55 : Naval Aviation d/d 1981; w/o 1986; scr for spares
1986 UH-1D 8142 Luftwaffe 70+82 : FIBerBMVg, HTG 64, LTG 61 w/o 04.08.86 Karwendelbahn
1986 UH-1D 8477 Heeresflieger 73+57 : w/o 06.03.1986 Kolbingen
1986 UH-1N 31408 US Marine Corps 158237 : USMC, conv to HH-1N
US Navy 158237 : USN, VXE-6 w/o 17jan86
1986 UH-1N 31438 US Marine Corps 158769 : to Mexico Gov as civ XC-GID
Gobierno de Mexico XC-GID : PGR d/d 1974. w/o 18nov86. ex BuNo 158769
1986 UH-1N 31709 US Marine Corps 159699 : USMC HMM-161 /YR w/o 10jul86 ( see 160621 ). c/n not confirmed
1986 UH-2B 117 US Navy 150167 : USN HU2K-1U; redesig UH-2B in 1962; to Marines
US Marine Corps 150167 : USMC MCAS Beaufort, 22Jan64; xfer MCAS SO&ES Cherry Point, 11Sep64; xfer MCAS Beaufort, 21Nov64; xfer USN 08Aug65; xfer MCAS Cherry Point, 24Jun66; xfer MCAS Beaufort, 31May67 to 03Sep68; xfer USN unk; xfer MCAS Beaufort, 13Nov68 to 16Jul70; rtn to Navy
US Navy 150167 : conv SH-2F unk; wfu & xfer AMARC as 8H0001, unk; Air-Britain says crashed Indian Ocean 10mar86 whilst USS Fahrion (FFG-22) as /HX-240
US Navy 150167 : w/o 10mar86 in Indian Ocean as /HX-240
US Navy 150167 : Oct88-Jul91 at Pensacola; scr
1986 UH-2B 98 US Navy 150148 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite c/n 98, ff?; del USN as UH-2B 150148 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; unit xfers unk; redesig SH-2D unk; redesig SH-2F unk; xfer HSL-30, HT-036, unk; w/o when it suffered a hard landing on USS Harkness (AGS-32) off Somailia, 24Apr86 and rolled onto its side; wfu & scr unk; cockpit preserved at Ferguson Apt, Pensacola, FL, Oct88.
US Navy 150148 : 1967-68 UH-2C type asg HC-1 Det.61 as /UP-72
US Navy 150148 : 1968-69 UH-2C type asg HC-1 Det.43 as /UP-06
US Navy 150148 : late 1960s seen in a cruse book as UH-2C HC-1 Det.43
1986 wasp f.9609 Fleet Air Arm XT439 : d/d 13 Dec 1965; 845 Sq by Dec 1966; 829 Sq Ajax Flt/460-AJ by Mar 1967. Ditched and sank in shallow water adjacent to Sembawang on 14 Jul 1967. Recovered and returned to UK; RNAY Fleetlands by Sep 1967
Fleet Air Arm XT439 : 829 Sq Zulu (029) Flt/442-ZU by Aug 1977 until c Jul 1979
Fleet Air Arm XT439 : 21oct78 noted in store RNAY Wroughton coded 442
Fleet Air Arm XT439 : 829 Sq Rhyl Flt/446-RH by Jun 1980, w/o 25 Mar 1986, crashed at Merryfield following loss of control; RNAY Wroughton, Cranfield, Bruntingthorpe, to Kings Lynn Jan 1996; Preserved Hemel Hempstead.
1986 hu.5 wa187 Fleet Air Arm XS518 : Westland Wessex HU.5C, c/n WA187, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS518, 1964; w/o 04/11/1986.
Royal Marines XS518 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XP
Royal Marines XS518 : 847Sq /XP noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later that day for South Atlantic.
Royal Air Force XS518 : to RAF mid 1984. crashed into sea in Limassol Bay with 84 Sq 4 Nov 1986.
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