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YearVersionC/N
1990 206a 505 Bell Helicopter N2292W : Bell 206A cn505, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N2292W, unk; del US as N2292W, unk; conv Bell 206B-2, unk; oper by Rogers Helicopters, Inc when engine flamed out and pilot conducted autorotation to hard lndg ivo Quincy, CA, dbr & w/o 25Jun90.
1990 206a 597 N2258W : Bell 206A cn597, ff:?; del US as N2258W, unk; conv Bell 206B-2, unk
G-EYEI : xfer Clyde Helicopters as G-EYEI, unk; w/o when the engine flamed out in snow and reduced visibility during police operations. The helicopter struck a building and crashed, killing one of the four persons on board, Giffnock, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, 24Jan90.
1990 206a 613 Aero Asahi Corporation JA9058 : Bell 206A cn613 ff:?; del Aero Asahi, Japan as JA9058, unk; conv 206B JetRanger II, unk; photographed at unknown location, Japan; w/o at Lake Towada, 23Mar90.
1990 206a 75 D-HJEF : Bell 206A cn75, ff:?; del Germany as D-HJEF 1967; conv Bell 206B-2 JetRanger II, unk
Eliticino HB-XOU : xfer Heli Neuchatel, Switzerland as HB-XOU, 11Apr84; xfer Eliticino SA, Switzerland as HB-XOU, 11Apr85; dbr during training flight, Locarno, Switzerland, 15Dec90, subsequently w/o; reg canx 19Mar99.
1990 206b-3 2338 Omniflight N16933 : Omniflight Aircraft Corp at Charleston, SC from Oct88; w/o 27aug90 crashed into a hillside near Elkhorn, WI at night in dense fog, killing blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, his wife and three others
N16933 : Vaughan was not married at this time. No female persons among the victims
1990 212 30701 ERA Helicopters N391EH : ERA Helicopters Jun75-Oct77
Okanagan Helicopters C-GBHJ : Okanagan Helicopters, canc Sep89
Okanagan Helicopters C-GBHJ : aug80 Pictured at Vancouver International airport ready for air shipment to the next contract.
Canadian Helicopters C-GBHJ : Canadian Helicopters Sep89-Jun90; w/o 17apr90 Blue River, BC
1990 212 30839 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-87 : FAA d/d 1978; w/o 25jul90 at Cordoba
1990 212 31239 Sri Lanka Air Force CH543 : Sri Lanka Air Force; ex N3189L; w/o 05may90
1990 212 31252 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC4216 : d/d 1984 as 216A. w/o 12dec90
1990 214B-1 28042 9V-BKK : Singapore, to LN-ORN
helitourist AS LN-ORN : Helitourist AS 1980-1986
Lufttransport AS LN-ORN : Lufttransport / Heliwest 1986-1990
Heliswiss International AG HB-XVX : Heliswiss / Helitrade from Jun90; w/o 21nov90 at Gemsstock
1990 214ST 28135 Helikopter Service LN-OML : Helikopter Service, test serial N31853; Ambulance; w/o 03oct90 crashed into mountain on rescue flight at Alden Island. 5 fatalities
1990 222B 47149 Bell Helicopter N3263D : Bell 222B cn47149, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N3263D, unk
HB-XKB : xfer Tui Air as HB-XKB, 30Mar87; dbr & w/o near Villigen/AG, 02Jul90.
1990 222ut 47541 HI-462CA : Bell 222UT, cn47541, ff: 1985; del Dominican Republic as HI-462CA, 1985; w/o near La Vega, DomRep, no fatalities, 14May90
1990 47 7947 Aviacion Naval Uruguaya A-055 : Aviacion Naval d/d 1971; w/o 1990
1990 ab205a-1 4507 Polemiki Aeroporia 4507 : 358 MED w/o 01feb90
1990 ab206a 8094 G-AWOY : private Aug68-Sep69; United Marine Ltd Sep69-Jun71; Autar Intl Jun71-Jan74; 21apr72 Jet blast from Seaboard World DC-8 blew helicopter against alouette F-BPFF in Malta
SE-HEP : Sweden, to LN-OQA
LN-OQA : Norway, to SE-HOT
SE-HOT : Ostemann Aero Sweden; w/o 11oct90 35m NW of Masi. 1 fatality
1990 ab412 25568 Aviazione dell'Esercito MM81260 : Esercito E.I.460. w/o 13aug90 at Viterbo
1990 ab412sp 25518 Air Force of Zimbabwe 650 : AB.412SP; ordered 1986; del Zimbabwe Air Force as 650, 1986?; asgd 8 Sqn, unk; w/o 12Jun90.
1990 as332c 2019 PT Dirgantara Indonesia PK-PUF : IPTN; w/o 30apr90
1990 as332c 2022 PT Dirgantara Indonesia PK-PUI : IPTN; w/o 06dec90
1990 as332c 2124 al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya 545 : Kuwait air force; w/o 02aug90
1990 as332f1 2118 Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil N-7072 : Marinha UH-14 type; w/o 18sep90 crash from aircraft carrier Minas Gerais
1990 as332m 2215 Força Aérea Brasileira 8739 : FAB CH-34 type; w/o 27mar90
Força Aérea Brasileira 8739 : This aircraft crashed in a night rescue mission, Rio de Janeiro 27mar90
1990 as332m 2291 Royal Saudi Navy 7215 : RSNF 715; w/o Nov90
1990 bo105 S-470 Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra HR.15-30 : ET-149. CASA bo105loh S-4.470. w/o 05sep90
1990 105ls 2021 MBB Helicopter Corp N20906 : MBB Helicopter Corp Sep89-Jan90
Policia Nacional del Peru PNP-115 : Peru National Police; w/o 18jul90 at Lima. 4 fatalities
1990 ch-136 44015 Canadian Armed Forces 136215 : BuNo 71-20880. 411 sqd w/o 04jul90
1990 ch-3c 61-526 US Air Force 64-14223 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-526, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-14223 25Jan65; xfer 3750th CMS, Sheppard AFB, TX 70; xfer 44th ARRS, Det 5, Tyndall AFB, FL 72; xfer 100th SRW, 432nd TDG, 11th TDS, DM AFB, AZ Mar73-79; xfer 39th ARRW, Det 5, Tyndall AFB, FL 27Apr80-19Apr83; xfer 305th ARRS, Selfridge ANGB, MI 87-89; Scrapped.
1990 hus-1 58-730 US Marine Corps 145731 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-730, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145731, 03Dec57; soc as UH-34D, 7L-731, MASDC Tucson, AZ, 31Dec70;
N94495 : xfer Pacific Crown Aviation as N94495, unk; xfer Donald D Hunt, Nov82; xfer Southwind Helicopter, unk; xfer Wilsons Hatchery & Poultry Farms, Aug84; xfer Alaska Skycranes, Jan89, soc 12Apr95.; NTSB: "21May90: Juneau AK. Destroyed in crash."; [Also reported as the aircraft at the Reynolds Museum in Canada, but aircraft there is V-legged.]
1990 kv-107ii-2 4011 kawasaki helicopter system JA9505 : BV-107/II-2, c/n 202; supplied as parts to Kawasaki as KV-107/II-2, c/n 4011, 1962; del to Kawasaki - Air Lift Inc, as JA9505, 15May68
Columbia Helicopters N192CH : sold to Columbia Helicopters as N192CH, Jan84; wfu 31Dec90 with 9087 total flight hours.
1990 has.2 213 Fleet Air Arm XZ734 : RN; HAS.3GM type; w/o 01jun90 off Gibraltar
Fleet Air Arm XZ734 : 815 Sq Charybdis Flt / 431-CY by Sep 1982 until c Mar 1986;815 Sq Glamorgan Flt / 400-GL by Apr 1986 until c Aug 1986;815 Sq London Flt / 405 by Aug 1986 until c May 1988
Fleet Air Arm XZ734 : to Fleetlands for conversion to HAS.3, completed Jan / Feb 1987
Fleet Air Arm XZ734 : 815 Sq Hermione Flt / 475-HM by Jul 1989. Knocked off flight deck by freak wave in Gulf of Cadiz, 1 Jun 1990 and sank in 650 metres of water.
1990 md500e 0159E Fuerza Aerea Salvadoreña 37 : FAS; w/o 02feb90
1990 mh-47d M.3040 US Army Aviation 83-24110 : US Army; conv from CH-47A 64-13111; 160 SOAR w/o 12jun90 crash in Panama
1990 oh-58d 43006 US Army Aviation 83-24129 : US Army cnvt. from ex OH-58A 69-16169
US Army Aviation 83-24129 : 20aug90 w/o near air base Dharan
1990 r-22 0160 OO-DHA : 12jun83 pictured at Watermael-Boitsfort during Race Track Hot Air Balloon meeting; w/o 20may90 at Dinan, France. 2 fatalities
1990 s61n.mk2 61-769 British Airways Helicopters G-BEWL : Sikorsky S-61N-72; British Airways Helicopters Jun77-1986, white livery
KLM helikopters G-BEWL : KLM Helicopters; Jul87 pictured at Amsterdam Schiphol
British International Helicopters G-BEWL : BIH from 1986 (inherits BAH) w/o 25jul90 crash helideck Brent Spar Oil Platform, East Shetland Basin. 6 fatalities; Oct90 canc
1990 s-62a 62-106 Sikorsky Helicopters N220U : Sikorsky reg ~1967, to Taiwan as B-13101
National Forest Agency B-13101 : Taiwan Province Govt Aviation (Forest Affairs Burea, Dept of Agriculture) Feb67, test serial N220U; sold Northwest Air Charter, Australia as VH-NWB Aug86
Northwest Air Charter VH-NWB : Northwest Air Charter, Australia Aug86, ex B-13101; w/o 16jan90 destroyed in grenade attack at Pangua, Bougainville; reg canx 25jan90
1990 s-62a 62-123 Chevron Oil N6958R : Chevron Oil Apr68-1985
State of California N6958R : Rogers Helicopters Aug85; w/o 20Jun90; canc 20Feb92.
1990 S-65C-3 65-349 Heil Ha'Avir 355 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-349 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N4024S; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 355, Nov72; w/o 22Apr90, Mid-air collision during a training exercise near Maale Ephraim and Mavo Shilo, 2 crew (inc. flight mechanic) killed, tot 7 killed in crash. (upgraded to Yasur 2000 055 Nov99)?
1990 S-65C-3 65-354 Heil Ha'Avir 367 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-354 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N4029S; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 367, Dec73; reserialled 967 unk; w/o 05Jun90.
Heil Ha'Avir 967 : Reserialled 967 unk; w/o 05Jun90.
1990 sa330b 1210 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1210 : ALAT w/o 13jun90
1990 sa330f 1133 I-EHPA : ex F-WXQI, F-BXQI; conv SA.330; Elitos; w/o 25no90
1990 sa330f 1274 al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya 551 : Kuwait air force; 32 sqd; conv SA.330L; 2007 France
1990 sa330f 1276 al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya 552 : Kuwait air force; 32 sqd; w/o 1990
1990 sa330f 1279 al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya 553 : Kuwait air force; 2002 32 Sqd
1990 ah.1 1004 Army Air Corps XW843 : AAC AH.1; 2 flight w/o 25feb90
1990 ah.1 1719 Army Air Corps XZ348 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; w/o 25feb90
1990 ah.1 1810 Army Air Corps ZA768 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1990 ah.1 1983 Army Air Corps ZB680 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 12sep90 w/o
1990 ah.1 1998 Army Air Corps ZB687 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 11feb90 w/o
Army Air Corps ZB687 : 655 Sq by Jan 1990, w/o following emergency landing after being damaged by ground fire near Clogher, on 11 Feb 1990.
1990 se3130 1231 Schweizer Luftwaffe V-47 : Swiss AF; w/o 09jul90 Langnau
1990 se3160 1351 Koninklijke Luchtmacht A-351 : KLU; 1977 298Sqn.; 1982 Grasshoppers; 1984 Grasshoppers; Oct90 written off
Koninklijke Luchtmacht A-351 : 19may86 pictured Grasshoppers special c/s at Eelde; w/o 01oct90 crashed
Koninklijke Luchtmacht A-351 : Flying in Display The Grasshoppers at the Newbury Air Festival RAF Greenham Common 31may79
1990 sh-60b 70-451 US Navy 162343 : USN; HSL-43 w/o 30sep90 crashed into sea off Oregon
US Navy 162343 : w/o 30sep90, deployed with USS Crommelin (FFG-37) at the time, headed north along the western coast off Oregon
1990 sh-60b 70-465 US Navy 162979 : USN; HSL-47 w/o 1990
1990 sh-60b 70-470 US Navy 162983 : USN; possible crash 1990; preserved NAS North Island, California
US Navy 162983 : w/o 07jan90. Not a possible crash...a crash, we were flying for HSL-45 Det 10 on USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) attached to the New Jersey Battle Group. Earlier in the day we left Pattaya Beach, Thailand enroute to Cubic Bay Philipines. We were 35 miles off the coast of Cape Ca Mau doing a back in the saddle and night deck landings when we lost tail rotor drive. We had 25 foot seas when we hit the water. All three crewmembers survived to fly another day. I broke my back in the incident and have 6 inch titanium rods in my back to remind me of it. As well as the right door window Emergency Release Handle. The reason they were able to recover the aircraft was at the time the ship had to make a direction change to a 100 foot deep reef. You guessed it, we crashed on top of that reef. It took 10 days to recover the helo due to bad weather. The USS Tuscaloosa (LST-1187) and the USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171, fleet ocean tug) were sent from Cubic to do the recovery. Originally the aircraft settled upside down in the sand, however, due to the weather, one of the ships anchors was dragging and caught the plane and flipped it rightside up. Navy divers took photos of the aircraft over several days. They even found my copilots glasses and returned them to him. 10 days later the aircraft pulled into port at Cubic. Our deployment came to an end on 15Mar90 and about Jun90 the aircraft arrived at Nas North Island on board a C-5 Galaxy.
1990 UH-1B 868 US Marine Corps 63-8646 : Army UH-1B 63-08646; to USMC; back to Army; to civ as N99634
PJ Helicopters N99634 : PJ Helicopters from Mar86; w/o 21jun90; expired May13
PJ Helicopters N99634 : Written off during spray operation in Washington state
1990 UH-1D 8214 Luftwaffe 71+54 : HTG 64, HFSLw, HTG 64, LTG 61, HTG 64 w/o 07.06.90 Dieblich/Mosel
1990 UH-1D 8407 Heeresflieger 72+87 : HFR10 w/o 17.10.1990 Fassberg
1990 uh-1h 13633 US Army Aviation 74-22309 : w/o 23nov90 Lake Ellsworth Oklahoma
1990 UH-1N 31728 US Marine Corps 160178 : USMC; 1988 as YQ-41/HMM-268 on USS New Orleans (LPH-11); w/o 19oct90 as UV-327/HMLA-267 attached to HHM-164 off Oman collided with UH-1N 160622 operating from USS Okinawa (LPH-3)
US Marine Corps 160178 : 8 KIA. Crews were operating with night vision goggles.
1990 UH-1N 31757 US Marine Corps 160622 : USMC; w/o 19oct90 as UV-?/HMLA-267 attached to HHM-164 off Oman collided with UH-1N 160178 operating from USS Okinawa (LPH-3)
1990 UH-1N 31758 US Marine Corps 160623 : USMC; HMLA-367 w/o 27jul90 out of Yuma, AZ on NVG training flight. Two of five crew members killed
1990 UH-2B 100 US Navy 150150 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite c/n 100, ff?; del USN as UH-2B 150150 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; redesig SH-2F unk; xfer HSL-37, Det 5, TH-01, 1977; xfer HSL-94, NW-25, Nov89; crashed off coast of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL returning from AUTEC, 14May90. All killed; w/o 15May90.
US Navy 150150 : 1970 UH-2C type asg HC-2 Det.38 /HU-05
US Navy 150150 : Mar/Jul 1985 as HSL-37 Det.10 /TH-54 onboard USS Hepburn (FE-1055)
1990 uh-60a 70-1249 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC4102 : FAC d/d jul88. BuNo 88-26088. w/o 16dec90
1990 hc.2 wa141 Royal Air Force XR519 : Westland Wessex HC.2 f/f 12feb64 del Royal Air Force 03mar64; w/o 07dec90 by ground resonance at RAF Shawbury; scr mar93
1990 hc.2 wa614 Royal Air Force XV719 : Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA614, f/f:?; del Royal Air Force as XV719, 19/12/1967; w/o 27/04/1990.
Royal Air Force XV719 : Farnborough Airshow 1970 72Sqn /AA
Royal Air Force XV719 : 17apr80 noted at RAF Odiham
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