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    Aerospatiale SA330 Puma accidents

    List of helicopter accidents

    YearVersionC/N
    unknown sa330b 1159 FR 1159 : ALAT w/o unk
    unknown sa330c 1022 ZA 122 : SAAF. ex F-WMHK. w/o
    unknown sa330f 1124 ID PK-PHY : Pelita airservice; ex F-WIEM; conv to SA330G; w/o unk
    unknown sa330f 1226 EC FAE-226 : FAE d/d 1974; test serial F-WKQD; w/o unk
    unknown sa330h 1328 CL H260 : Ejercito; w/o date unk; used to repair H-251
    unknown sa330h 1396 ZA 155 : SAAF. w/o
    1971 sa330c 1014 DZ 7T-WUC : Algerian airforce; w/o 19nov71
    1971 sa330c 1026 DZ 7T-WUD : Algerian airforce; w/o 01apr71
    1971 sa330c 1035 PT 9507 : sabotaged by communist militias in Portugal, after being received from France. It was kept in an Hangar at Tancos AFB3
    1972 sa330f 1112 ID PK-PHX : Pelita airservice; ex F-WRQQ; w/o 1972
    1973 sa330b 1117 FR 1117 : ALAT f/f dec73 w/o 06dec73
    1973 sa330c 1050 PT 9510 : Damaged at Cantina de Oliveira, Mozambique due to fuel problems while transporting troops
    1974 sa330b 1031 FR 1031 : ALAT; w/o 22oct74
    1974 sa330e 1068 UK XW203 : Also allocated Fairey series c/n F.9750.  ff 23 Mar 1971, dd 5 Apr 1971. Lost control and crashed nr N. Whitchurch and w/o 15 Nov 1974 while with 33 Squadron
    1974 sa330f 1147 5N-AKE : ex PH-ACF; 5N-AKE w/o 19apr74
    1974 sa330f 1207 DE D-HAXB : BGS; w/o 23mar74 fire on ground Lubeck
    1975 sa330c 1245 ES Z.19-2 : EdA, test serial EC-STI; w/o 09jun75 803Esc at Zaragoza. 5 fatalities
    1976 sa330b 1034 FR 1034 : ALAT; w/o 12feb76
    1976 sa330b 1137 FR 1137 : ALAT w/o 24may76
    1976 sa330b 1151 FR 1151 : ALAT w/o 18dec76
    1976 sa330e 1191 UK XW230 : w/o 28 crash in Belize, 1563Flt
    1976 sa330f 1187 ID PK-PDW : Pelita air service; 1975 pictured during a oil prospecting project in West Iran. Notice old Pelita badge on heli door. The Iranian Long Period Array (ILPA), a local seismic network consisted of seven stations, was also installed in this period; w/o 02feb76 at Bobonaro, East Timor
    1976 sa330h 1294 CD TN-231 : Zaire airforce d/d May75; w/o 11mar76
    1977 sa330g 1377 FR F-ODFM : Heli Union d/d March 1977; w/o 21may77
    1978 sa330b 1221 FR 1221 : ALAT w/o 20oct78
    1978 sa330b 1432 FR 1432 : ALAT w/o 01aug78
    1978 sa330c 1293 GA TR-KCD : Sorry this is not the one w/o 20feb78. This TR-KCD was a VIP Puma in the presidential guard destroyed few weeks earlier on ground fire. TR-KCF was the one lost this day
    1978 sa330c 1329 GA TR-KCF : w/o 20feb78 disappeared during a flight with gabonese colonel Djoue Dabany (Bongo brother in law) and a french crew on board
    1978 sa330e 1080 UK XW205 : All 3 crew members were killed on the January 30, 1978 during Exercise Article Express
    1978 sa330f 1168 ID PK-PDX : Pelita Air Service; w/o 1978
    1978 sa330f 1303 KW 559 : Kuwait air force; w/o 1978
    1978 sa330j 1463 N49496 : private Memphis, TN; w/o 07may78
    1979 sa330e 1183 UK XW228 : 27 Dec 1979, while on a Forward Deployment flight from New Sarum (Salisbury / Manyame) to Kotwa, struck telegraph wires in Mtoko, Rhodesia while with 33 Sq and w/o.
    1979 sa330f 1202 CL H254 : Ejercito; w/o 22mar75, repaired; w/o 22feb79
    1979 sa330h 1215
    CL H256 : w/o 22nov79 ?
    1979 sa330j 1487 FR F-GBDI : Heli Union w/o 11May79
    1979 sa330j 1575 MX TPH-02 : FAM w/o 22may79
    1979 sa330l 1445 ZA 164 : Shot down by ground fire during Operation Uric over Mozambique killing all on board
    1980 sa330c 1249 TN L92401 : Tunisian airforce 33sqd w/o 30mar80
    1980 sa330f 1007 FR F-BINS : ex F-WRPH,F-OCNS; conv SA.330G, SA.330J; w/o 1980
    1980 sa330h 1345 SN 6W-SHJ : Senegal airforce; w/o 1980
    1980 sa330h 1413 ZA 158 : SAAF w/o 02aug80
    1980 sa330h 1460 MW MAAW-H03 : Aerospatiale SA330H Puma, cn 1480, ff:?; del Malawi Army Air Wing as MAAW-H03, unk; w/o Mzuzu, 26apr80.
    1980 sa330j 1481 MY 9M-SSC : Bristow; ex G-BFJX; w/o 16dec80
    1981 sa330f 1308 KW 560 : Kuwait air force; w/o 10jun81
    1981 sa330h 1380 SN 6W-SHK : Senegal airforce d/d 1977; w/o 1981
    1981 sa330l 1433 ZA 174 : 29sep81 crashed at Oshakati during a brown out, 6 people on board were killed, the pilot survived. I was researching the three medical staff killed on this casevac flight for a Ops medic / Doctor Book
    1982 sa330g 1258 ID PK-PDU : w/o 28may82
    1982 sa330g 1314 F-BXLE : w/o 1982; ex LN-ORT
    1982 sa330j 1517 UK G-BJWS : Bristow d/d 10oct82; ex F-GCJI; w/o 10oct82 burnt during training at Aberdeen, 2 onboard killed
    1982 sa330l 1446 ZA 163 : SAAF; w/o 08feb82
    1982 sa330l 1456 ZA 168 : SAAF; w/o 05jan82
    1982 sa330l 1539 AR AE-500 : w/o 23may82 destroyed on ground at Port Howard
    1982 sa330l 1540 AR AE-501 : w/o 26may82 destroyed on ground at Mount Kent
    1982 sa330l 1550 AR AE-503 : w/o 23may82 destroyed near Port Horward
    1982 sa330l 1551 AR AE-504 : Nose inspection cover pictured (bot) currenly preserved at the Army aviation museum at Buenos Aires
    1982 sa330l 1554 AR AE-505 : 9may82 shot down by SAM Sea Dart HMS Coventry during rescue of fishing boat Narwall survivors. (1Lt Buschiazzo, Lt Fiorito & Sgt Dimotta killed)
    1982 sa330l 1560 AR AE-508 : 30may82 shot down near Mount Kent by SAS s SAM Stinger (6 GNA spec ops killed, 8 wounded)
    1983 sa330b 1108 FR 1108 : ALAT 3RHC w/o 25sep83


    1983 sa330f 1338 AE 117 : UAEAF; w/o 1983
    1983 sa330h 1336 SN 6W-SHI : Senegal airforce; w/o 21mar83
    1984 sa330c 1016 ZA 121 : SAAF. ex F-WMHB. w/o 14aug84
    1985 sa330b 1220 FR 1220 : ALAT w/o 21nov85
    1985 sa330j 1484 MY 9M-SSG : Bristow; ex G-BFJY; w/o 13dec85
    1986 sa330b 1346 FR 1346 : AdlA F-RAFS; GLAM w/o 08sep86
    1986 sa330c 1001 PT 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 AU 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
    1987 sa330b 1115 FR 1115 : ALAT w/o 27jan87
    1987 sa330b 1362 FR 1362 : AdlA; w/o 04apr87
    1987 sa330j 1395 PT-HTM : Heliavia; w/o 27oct87
    1987 sa330j 1588 US N3596N : PHI d/d 1979; w/o 21dec87 at oil rig near Eugene Island, Gulf of Mexico; 15 fatalities
    1988 sa330f 1193 ID PK-PDV : Pelita air service; w/o 15dec88
    1988 sa330j 1402 US N47307 : PHI d/d 1977; w/o 14jul88 at Gulf of Mexico, 1 fatality
    1988 sa330j 1581 I-ARLY : Eli Alpi d/d jul88; w/o 30nov88 at Champoluc, Aosta Valley
    1989 sa330b 1354 FR 1354 : w/o 20aug89
    1989 sa330b 1518 FR 1518 : ALAT w/o 26aug89
    1989 sa330c 1230 ES HT.19-1 : EdA 402-01. EC-STH. Escuadron 402. w/o 02mar89
    1989 sa330g 1323 TG 5V-MAK : crashed 3 Apr 1989 in Dakar.
    1989 sa330j 1529 ID H-3303 : TNI-AU 8Sku; w/o 29dec89
    1989 sa330j 1618 CH HB-XUB : w/o 11sep89 crashed during an external load mission. The helicopter was operated over its limits which caused both engines to catch fire. Swiss AAIB report 1444 contains details. However, the report is not available on the AAIB interntet site, since the pilot was a well recognized professional.
    1990 sa330b 1210 FR 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 KW 551 : Kuwait air force; 32 sqd; conv SA.330L; 2007 France
    1990 sa330f 1276 KW 552 : Kuwait air force; 32 sqd; w/o 1990
    1990 sa330f 1279 KW 553 : Kuwait air force; 2002 32 Sqd
    1991 sa330e 1125 UK XW215 : RAF Puma HC.1; 230sqn/R w/o 24jun91 ditched at sea. Parts used in ZE449
    1991 sa330e 1659 UK ZA941 : RAE still May 1984 until 1991, crashed in France and w/o 8 Aug 1991.
    1991 sa330j 1508 AU VH-WOF : Bristow Australia; ex G-BFJY; temp as VR-BIG; w/o 12may91
    1993 sa330f 1315 KW 561 : Kuwait air force; w/o 1993
    1993 sa330l 1265 BE G03 : w/o 15dec93 at Lyon France when returning Puma crews to Belgium
    1993 sa330l 1544 AR AE-502 : Ejercito; pictured at Campo de Mayo; w/o 12nov93 at Olavarria, Buenos Aires province
    1995 sa330b 1131 FR 1131 : ALAT w/o 28jun95
    1995 sa330l 1349 NP RAN-18 : Nepal; w/o 14aug95
    1996 sa330j 1612 ID H-3311 : TNI-AU; w/o 04jun96
    1996 sa330l 1559 AR AE-507 : Ejercito; 1995 pictured during Army Day; w/o 08oct96 at Campo de Polo, Palermo Buenos Aires while carrying Argentine & Peruvian officials, 10 killed
    1997 sa330e 1170 UK XW225 : w/o 15feb97 crashed near the village Urspring, Bavaria, Germany
    1997 sa330j 1608 CH HB-XVI : Heli-TV d/d 20jan1990; 18jul90 crash at Cavigliano due rear rotor fail; repaired; 02jul92 injured person on ground at Locarno ; w/o 05sep97 at Val di Trodo, rear gear box failure, 2 fatalities
    2000 sa330l 1587 AR PA-11 : w/o ditch ocean during evacuation of shipping boat Fueguino 200 miles off coast, was rescue days later; salvage spare parts cannibalized; tail preserved at Prefectura Museum, pictured (pic2)
    2001 sa330e 1048 UK XW200 : in storage at Shawbury by Jul 2001; still there Dec 2015
    2002 sa330e 1209 XW234 : Sunk as Dive attrraction in ex gravel pit. Scuba Dream, nr North Cave, E Yorks. Still present Oct 2017.
    2002 sa330j 1627 ZA ZS-RNJ : Starlite from May02; Jul02 with FAASA in Spain; w/o 23nov02 crashed on deck of stranded italian trowler Jolly Rubino at Richards Bay, off Cape Lucia, South Africa
    2003 sa330b 1259 FR 1259 : ALAT w/o 04jul03
    2004 sa330e 1152 UK XW221 : RAF Puma HC1. 33 sqd w/o 19jul04 near Basra, Iraq
    2006 sa330b 1247 FR 1247 : ALAT BRV w/o 18apr06
    2006 sa330j 1496 D-HAXM : w/o 25jan06 at Golo, Sudan
    2006 sa330j 1567 ES HD.19-06 : HT.19-6. escuadron 801. w/o 05feb06
    2006 sa330l 1322 RO 03 : Romanian Air Force w/o 26oct2006
    2006 sa330l 1645 EC E-457 : Ejercito; w/o 27may06
    2007 sa330e 1139 UK XW218 : to Shawbury store 5 Mar 2008; wreck still present at Shawbury May 2009, still Dec 2015
    2007 sa330e 1622 UK ZA934 : RAF Puma HC.1 ZA934/BZ 33sqd w/o 08aug07 near Catterick, UK
    2007 sa330e 1650 UK ZA938 : Oct07 pictured with 33 Sqn at RAF Benson; w/o 20nov07 in Iraq
    2009 sa330l 1591 UK ZE449 : 8 Apr 2014 By road from Shawbury to Whittington Barracks, Lichfield.
    2011 sa330e 1106 UK XW211 : w/o following emergency landing on 5 Jul 2011. Returning to RAF Benson from AAC Middle Wallop as Vortex 344 while with 33 Sq.
    2011 sa330h 1324 JP JA330T : Tohoku Air Service from Mar97; w/o 11mar11 Sendai
    2015 sa330e 1185 UK XW229 : w/o at NATO Resolute Support mission HQ in Kabul, Afghanistan. 5 fatalities
    2015 sa330j 1545 IE EI-SAI : EULEX security mission in Kosovo, op by Starlite; w/o Priština airport, Kosovo
    2016 sa330l 1527 UN-135 : MINUSTAH Haiti
    2018 sa330h 1513 NG 558 : w/o 12jan18 shown shot down in a Boko haram video released by Sahar Reporters
        119 C/N found.


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