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Bell 47 1
Bristol Type 171 Sycamore 2
Piasecki PV-18 8
Saunders Roe Skeeter 1
Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5 1
Sikorsky S-52 H-18 HO5S 6
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 16
Westland dragonfly 4

YearVersionC/N
1953 47 668 CH HB-XAG : ex. F-BGXS crashed 26oct1953 3 fatalities
1953 hc.2 wa/h/016 UK WF311 : 16 May 1953, tail cut off by main rotors during autorotation landing, following engine failure near Kuning, in southwest peninsular Malaya while with 194 Sq.
1953 hc.4 wa/h/108 UK WT845 : w/o 21 Jan 1953 when main blades detached after rotor hub failure, nr Chemor, Malaya while working up for 194 Sq.
1953 hr.3 wa/h/028 UK WG714 : 21 Oct 1953 heavy landing c 2nm E of Boscombe Down, after control and instrument failure, while with A&AEE
1953 hr.3 wa/h/058 UK WG748 : ff 10 Nov 1952. dd as HR.3 to Gosport 1 Dec 1952, 705Sq, from West Malling to Holland 2 Feb 1953 for flood relief from Gilze-Rijen, badly damaged during landing on Overflakkee Is 8 Feb 1953 and w/o
1953 h-19a 55-095 US 51-3857 : w/o 10jun53 crashed from engine failure. Destroyed
1953 h-19a 55-107 US 51-3858 : w/o 23aug53 in Korea
1953 h-19a 55-151 US 51-3880 : w/o 10jun53
1953 h-19a 55-156 US 51-3885 : w/o 30dec53 in Korea
1953 h-19b 55-323 US 51-3896 : w/o 30jul53 went down near O'Neal NB. 6 Fatalities. Rotor failure was cause of crash Airframe was involved in high altitude turbulence research at time of crash
1953 HO5S-1 52-024 US 126699 : w/o 08oct53 with VMO-1.
1953 HO5S-1 52-025 US 126700 : w/o 23jul53 with VMO-1.
1953 HO5S-1 52-031 US 128601 : w/o 14may53 with VMO-1.
1953 HO5S-1 52-070 US 130112 : w/o 19jul53
1953 HO5S-1 52-090 US 130132 : w/o 19feb53
1953 HO5S-1G 52-053 US 1246 : w/o March 1953
1953 HRS-1 55-022 US 127788 : w/o 03jun53 at El Moro Canyon, CA
1953 HRS-1 55-030 US 127796 : w/o 01dec53 in Korea
1953 HRS-1 55-036 US 127801 : w/o 01sep53 Ream Fld, CA


1953 HRS-1 55-042 US 127807 : w/o 16sep53 at Cherry Point
1953 HRS-1 55-044 US 127808 : w/o 28oct53
1953 HRS-1 55-058 US 127822 : w/o 25mar53 at Ascom City, Korea
1953 HRS-2 55-239 US 130169 : w/o 17jul53
1953 HRS-2 55-262 US 130179 : w/o 20aug53
1953 HRS-2 55-263 US 130180 : w/o 08jan53
1953 HRS-2 55-290 US 130192 : soc
1953 HRS-3 55-339 US 130211 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-339, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-3, 130211, 20Feb53; Destroyed in crash during factory test hop.
1953 uh-25a 13 US 124920 : w/o 09jul53
1953 uh-25a 16 US 124923 : w/o 04feb53
1953 uh-25a 19 US 124926 : w/o 05nov53
1953 uh-25a 21 US 124928 : w/o 15dec53
1953 uh-25a 24 US 126707 : w/o 14apr53
1953 uh-25a 30 US 126713 : w/o 13may53
1953 uh-25a 7 US 124594 : w/o 15jun53
1953 uh-25b 189 FR 130012 : w/o 3oct53
1953 s-51 51-60 AR LV-XXT : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; w/o 24sep53 in Antarctica
1953 Skeeter 3 W.14/4 UK WF113 : after further resonance reduction research and modification, the aircraft destroyed itself in May 1953, during a ground run trial due to resonance. This was the catalyst for the Ministry of Supply removing further funding from the whole Skeeter programme, until SARO had resolved the problem.
1953 Sycamore 1 12836 UK VL963 : VL963 ff Feb 1948; w/o 8 Sep 1953 Farnborough, UK
1953 Sycamore 3 12897 UK WT926 : w/o 10apr53 asg 657 Sq destroyed by ground resonance on landing at Middle Wallop
    39 C/N found.


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