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YearVersionC/N
1953 47 668 Heliswiss International AG HB-XAG : ex. F-BGXS crashed 26oct1953 3 fatalities
1953 hc.2 wa/h/016 Royal Air Force WF311 : dd Mar 1950 to RAF as HC.2; to Far East Casevac Flt; 194 Sq in Feb 1953
Royal Air Force 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 Royal Air Force WT845 : 1st HC.4. Del RAF Aug 1952
Royal Air Force WT845 : Far East Casevac Flt
Royal Air Force 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 Ministry of Defence (MoD) WG714 : Del MoS from a Royal Navy batch as HR.3
Ministry of Defence (MoD) 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 Fleet Air Arm 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 Air Force 51-3857 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-095, ff:?; del USAF as H-19A, 51-3857, 29Feb52.
US Air Force 51-3857 : w/o 10jun53
US Air Force 51-3857 : w/o 10jun53 crashed from engine failure. Destroyed
1953 h-19a 55-107 US Air Force 51-3858 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-107, ff:?; del USAF as H-19A, 51-3858, 29Feb52.
US Air Force 51-3858 : w/o 23aug53 in Korea
1953 h-19a 55-151 US Air Force 51-3880 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-151, ff:?; del USAF as H-19A, 51-3880, 02Jun52.
US Air Force 51-3880 : w/o 10jun53
1953 h-19a 55-156 US Air Force 51-3885 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-156, ff:?; del USAF as H-19A, 51-3885, 04Jun52.
US Air Force 51-3885 : w/o 30dec53 in Korea
1953 h-19b 55-323 US Air Force 51-3896 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-323, ff:?; del USAF as H-19B, 51-3896, 09May53.
US Air Force 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 Marine Corps 126699 : Sikorsky S-52-3, c/n 52-024, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 29May52; del USMC as HO5S-1, 126699, 25Jun52.
US Marine Corps 126699 : w/o 08oct53 with VMO-1.
1953 HO5S-1 52-025 US Marine Corps 126700 : Sikorsky S-52-3, c/n 52-025, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 29May52; del USMC as HO5S-1, 126700, 25Jun52.
US Marine Corps 126700 : w/o 23jul53 with VMO-1.
1953 HO5S-1 52-031 US Marine Corps 128601 : Sikorsky S-52-3, c/n 52-031, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Jun52; del USMC as HO5S-1, 128601, 03Jul52.
US Marine Corps 128601 : w/o 14may53 with VMO-1.
1953 HO5S-1 52-070 US Marine Corps 130112 : Sikorsky S-52-3, c/n 52-070, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 12Dec52; del USMC as HO5S-1, 130112, 30Dec52.
US Marine Corps 130112 : w/o 19jul53
1953 HO5S-1 52-090 US Marine Corps 130132 : Sikorsky S-52-3, c/n 52-090, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Jan53; del USMC as HO5S-1, 130132, 06Feb53.
US Marine Corps 130132 : w/o 19feb53
1953 HO5S-1G 52-053 US Coast Guard 1246 : Sikorsky S-52-3, c/n 52-053, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 12Sep52; del USCG as HO5S-1G, 1246, 24Sep52.
US Coast Guard 1246 : w/o March 1953
1953 HRS-1 55-022 US Marine Corps 127788 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-022, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 127788, 26Apr51
US Marine Corps 127788 : w/o 03jun53 at El Moro Canyon, CA
1953 HRS-1 55-030 US Marine Corps 127796 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-030, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 127796, 02Jun51
US Marine Corps 127796 : w/o 01dec53 in Korea
1953 HRS-1 55-036 US Marine Corps 127801 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-036, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 127801, 03Jul51
US Marine Corps 127801 : w/o 01sep53 Ream Fld, CA


1953 HRS-1 55-042 US Marine Corps 127807 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-042, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 127807, 03Jul51
US Marine Corps 127807 : w/o 16sep53 at Cherry Point
1953 HRS-1 55-044 US Marine Corps 127808 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-044, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 127808, 16Jul51
US Navy 127808 : w/o 28oct53
1953 HRS-1 55-058 US Marine Corps 127822 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-058, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-1, 127822, 05Sep51
US Marine Corps 127822 : w/o 25mar53 at Ascom City, Korea
1953 HRS-2 55-239 US Marine Corps 130169 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-239, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 130169, 05Sep52
US Marine Corps 130169 : w/o
US Navy 130169 : w/o 17jul53
1953 HRS-2 55-262 US Marine Corps 130179 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-262, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 130179, 18Oct52
US Navy 130179 : w/o 20aug53
1953 HRS-2 55-263 US Marine Corps 130180 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-263, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 130180, 18Oct52
US Marine Corps 130180 : w/o 08jan53
1953 HRS-2 55-290 US Marine Corps 130192 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-290, ff:?; del USMC as HRS-2, 130192, 08Nov52
US Marine Corps 130192 : w/o 24jun53
US Marine Corps 130192 : soc
1953 HRS-3 55-339 US Marine Corps 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 Navy 124920 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 13 ff: unk; del US Navy as HUP-1 124920, unk; status unk.
US Navy 124920 : w/o 09jul53
1953 uh-25a 16 US Navy 124923 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 16 ff: unk; del US Navy as HUP-1 124923, unk; status unk.
US Navy 124923 : w/o 04feb53
1953 uh-25a 19 US Navy 124926 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 19 ff: unk; del US Navy as HUP-1 124926, unk; status unk.
US Navy 124926 : w/o 05nov53
1953 uh-25a 21 US Navy 124928 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 21 ff: unk; del US Navy as HUP-1 124928, unk; status unk.
US Navy 124928 : w/o 15dec53
1953 uh-25a 24 US Navy 126707 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 24 ff: unk; del US Navy as HUP-1 126707, unk; status unk.
US Navy 126707 : w/o 14apr53
1953 uh-25a 30 US Navy 126713 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 30 ff: unk; del US Navy as HUP-1 126713, unk; status unk.
US Navy 126713 : w/o 13may53
1953 uh-25a 7 US Navy 124594 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 7 ff: unk; del US Navy as HUP-1 124594, unk; status unk.
US Navy 124594 : w/o 15jun53
1953 uh-25b 189 US Navy 130012 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 189, ff:?; del US Navy as HUP-2 130012, unk; redesig UH-25B, Oct62; wfu unk.
Aéronautique Navale 130012 : 3oct53
Aéronautique Navale 130012 : w/o 3oct53
1953 s-51 51-60 Fuerza Aerea Argentina LV-XXT : Secretaria de Aeronautica d/d 30abr49; w/o 24sep53 in Antarctica
1953 Sycamore 1 12836 G-ALOU : reg allocated Apr 1949. Transferred to VL963 Aug 1949 but civil reg not withdrawn until Jan 1951.
Royal Air Force VL963 : VL963 ff Feb 1948; w/o 8 Sep 1953 Farnborough, UK
1953 Sycamore 3 12897 Bristol Aeroplane Company G-ALTC : G-ALTC. To RAF (Army Cooperation) as HC.11 in May 1952
Royal Air Force WT926 : HC.11 to RAF (pre Army Air Corps) 657 Sq
Royal Air Force WT926 : w/o 10apr53 asg 657 Sq destroyed by ground resonance on landing at Middle Wallop
    38 C/N found.


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