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    Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 accidents

    List of helicopter accidents

    YearVersionC/N
    unknown s-62a 62-014 US N323Y : Carson Mar70-Nov80; fate unk
    1963 hh-52a 62-023 US 1354 : Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-023, ff?; del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1354, Salem, OR, 16Mar63; w/o after ditching at sea, 02May63. [Shortest service life of HH-52A: 47 days.]
    1964 hh-52a 62-037 US 1361 : Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-037, ff?; del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1361, Los Angeles, CA 05May63; suffered crash ~1964?; xfer ARSC for repairs 12Feb64; soc 12Mar64.
    1964 hh-52a 62-040 US 1363 : virtual memorial due to covid-19 pandemic
    1967 s-62a 62-003 AU VH-AND : w/o 24aug67 ditch beside Glomar III oil-rig, pilot injured, 8 safe. Badly damaged during salvage, recovered but not rebuilt
    1967 s-62a 62-015 JP JA9001 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-015, ff?; registered Sikorsky as N94555 1960; sold Fuji Airlines, Japan as JA9001, 09Aug61; w/o at Ashigara Kami-gun, Kanagawa, Japan, 01Apr67; reg canx 31May67.
    1967 s-62a 62-078 TH 401 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-078, ff ~1965; registered Sikorsky as N92869; del Thailand 28Sep66; reg Royal Thai Ministry of Agriculture/KASET as HS-RAS, 13Dec66; rereg KASET as 401 or 402, unk; destroyed in crash, 1967.
    1968 s-62a 62-013 US N74169 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-013, ff?; registered Sikorsky as N74169 unk; sold Fuji Airlines, Japan as JA9000, 08Jun61; w/o Higashi Chikuma-gun, Nagano, Japan, 06Aug68; reg canx 28Oct68.
    1969 hh-52a 62-137 US 1458 : Searching for an overdue vessel when they experienced an in-flight loss of a critical flight component. They lost control and impacted the water. Entire crew killed. LTJG John D. Voss LTJG Richard K. Clark AD3 Ronald A. Lumsden
    1971 hh-52a 62-089 US 1404 : I found a website that showed pics from 2007 of the Mount Erubus crash site. 1404 is still there...
    1971 s-62a 62-018 JP JA9006 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-018, ff?; sold as components to Mistubishi 12Jan62; built as MS-62J, c/n M62-002, ff?; Nishi Nippon Airways as JA9006, 24Apr62; w/o Miyaki-Gun, Saga, 13Oct71.
    1973 hh-52a 62-136 US 1457 : w/o 1973, crashed while stationed at air station Cape May, New Jersey
    1973 s-62a 62-010 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 US 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 CA CF-OKS : Wardair Canada 26Oct72; Okanagan Helicopters Nov72; Golden West, lsd; w/o 24Apr73.
    1975 hh-52a 62-096 IS TF-GNA : Icelandic Coast Guard d/d 29Jun72; w/o 06Oct75 Skalafjell
    1976 hh-52a 62-140 US 1461 : Last flight of CG1461 - Lt Brian Mills, Ens Steve Duffy, USN, AT2 Duane Stenback, Reid Dobell, survivor
    1977 hh-52a 62-131 US 1448 : This crew was performing an aerial ice patrol along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. They struck three electrical transmission wires and crashed into the ice-filled river. 3 crew and a civilian observer were killed.
    1978 hh-52a 62-097 US 1412 : Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-097, ff?; del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1412 unk; w/o 24Mar78.


    1978 s-62a 62-079 N54516 Catalina Airlines: January 1977 pictured at HAI convention, Florida
    1978 s-62a 62-081 US N10060 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-081, ff ~1966; del Anchorage Helicopters as N10060, 1966; sold Briles Wing & Helicopter as N10060, 1976; lsd Anchorage Helicopters Services, 1976; rolled over at touchdown and w/o at Tyonek, AK, 25Aug78; reg canx Jul94.
    1979 hh-52a 62-054 US 1376 : I watched the acident very close to our(CG) helo pad. 1376 never saw the ascending Bell because they had nose up to decrease speed and and power in a retarded setting. Sad to loose our whole crew for NO REASON. BELL FLOWN BY FOREIGN STUDENT and Dade County Air controllers had too much overlapping traffic.
    1979 s-62a 62-107 SZ 3D-HAB : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-107, ff?; registered Sikorsky as N59227 1967; reg to Freeport Sulfur 1967; sold to Petroleum Helicopters as N59227, Oct71; sold Cyprus Airways as 5B-CBU 04Oct73; sold Gulf Helicopters as A7-HAE Apr75; sold Rob Air, Swaziland as 3D-HAB ~1978; w/o in Algoa Bay, 08Aug79.
    1980 s-62a 62-033 US N442Y : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-033, ff ~1963; registered Sikorsky as N442Y; del Humble Oil & Refining and Exxon Corporation, unk; operated by Rotor Aids, Inc as N442Y, unk; destroyed by fire after engine failure and forced lndg at a pumping platform near Leesville, LA, 21Feb80.
    1981 hh-52a 62-022
    US 1353 : I was the air crewman the night this aircraft went down.
    1981 hh-52a 62-115 US 1427 : It was determined that a pitch change control rod broke while in flight.
    1981 s-62a 62-060 US N92863 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-060, ff ~1964; registered Sikorsky as N92863; del California Company as N92863, Mar65; w/o when fire in main rotor gearbox caused a lndg in a swamp near Venice, LA, 10Nov81; reg canx Apr86.
    1982 hh-52a 62-039 US 1362 : 1976/79 pictured (pic2) with rainbow on background at CGAS North Bend, Oregon
    1982 hh-52a 62-104 US 1420 : w/o 07jan82 in rain and heavy wind at at Mokokia Wailau Valley, HI. 3 fatalities
    1982 hh-52a 62-135 US 1456 : w/o 12apr82 crashed due to dynamic rollover off the starboard side of CGC Valiant. She floated for approximately 24 hours before sinking. Air crew egressed safely and was recovered by a Valiant boat crew, and with two minor injuries to Valiant personnel. I was RM2 onboard Valiant when this happened
    1983 hh-52a 62-126 US 1443 : w/o January 1983: Destroyed in a crash during hoisting. Galveston Bay (Lt Stott, Ltcdr Huertas, AE2 Morrow) Airsta Houston Texas
    1983 s-62a 62-063 US N92868 : Oct 09, N92868 assigned to a S-51
    1984 hh-52a 62-067 US 1386 : w/o 27oct84
    1984 hh-52a 62-093 OM 1408 : 1977 seen in movie Airport '77
    1985 hh-52a 62-072 US 1391 : 15jul85 last flown. suffered an inflight emergency while enroute from the Cutter Bear to its home base of CGAS Miami. It autorotated into the ocean at approx 7AM just off shore of Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. The aircraft was eventually returned to the Airstation and decommissioned. I was an aircrewman on that last flight.
    1987 hh-52a 62-125 US 1442 : I was assigned to CGAS Port Angeles at the time of the mishap. I participated in the salvage and later received the 8 day clock as well as the pilot and co-pilot seats. Converted the seats to bar stools and had the clock repaired. It sits on my desk and functions perfectly.
    1990 s-62a 62-106 AU 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 US N6958R : Rogers Helicopters Aug85; w/o 20Jun90; canc 20Feb92.
        38 C/N found.


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