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    Year 1956 accidents

    List of helicopter accidents

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    YearVersionC/N
    1956 ab47 166 FR 166 : w/o 07sep56
    1956 ab47g-2 291 IT MM80044 : Converted from BELL 47D-1 29 mar1956 w/o (damaged beyond repair
    1956 hc.4 wa/h/128 UK XB255 : w/o 3 Mar 1956 following unsuccessful take off and struck trees, while with 194 Sq.
    1956 hr.3 wa/h/033 UK WG663 : dd May 1952 as HR.3 to RNAS Gosport. To HMS Campania Jun 1952 for Operation Hurricane A-bomb tests, RNAS Gosport Dec 1952.
    1956 h-21b B-136 FR 31.F.1 : xfer French Navy as 31.F.1, 1956; w/o at Rhoufi, 08Nov56.
    1956 h-21b B-138 FR 31.F.3 : xfer French Navy as 31.F.3, 56; w/o 14Aug56.
    1956 h-34a 58-248 FR SKY.248 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-248; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.248, coded C, 12Mar56; suffered accident, 08Jul56; soc 17Sep56.
    1956 h-34a 58-377 FR SKY.377 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-377; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.377, 10Oct56; coded WC, unk; suffered accident, 27Dec56; soc 1957.
    1956 HO4S-2 55-098 US 1257 : w/o 11feb56
    1956 HO4S-3 55-456 UK WV200 : 706Sq/782 Oct 1953, 845Sq/U Mar 1954 w/o 4 Sep 1956 Abbotsinch, (replaced on unit strength by WV223)
    1956 HO4S-3 55-502 US 1299 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-502, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 21Jul53; del USCG as HO4S-3, 1299, 22Jul53; crashed into water while landing at Logan Airport, Boston, MA, 24Jun56. One killed, 2 other crewmen rescued.
    1956 HO5S-1 52-018 US 125525 : w/o 17may56 with VMO-1.
    1956 HRS-1 55-081 US 127841 : w/o 29nov56 near Irvin Lake, CA
    1956 HRS-2 55-131 US 129035 : wo 05aug56 Hawaii
    1956 HRS-2 55-285 UK WV194 : MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV194, Ex BuAer 130187, d/d 20Nov52; w/o 15Oct56, thought to have been converted to a simulator by Westlands.
    1956 HRS-2 55-287 UK WV196 : 848Sq / H by Dec 1952 and to Far East in HMS Perseus.
    1956 HRS-2 55-288 UK WV197 : 848 Sq / J by Jan 1953. Emergency landing in jungle 30 May 1954, airlift recoveries (in parts) by WV195 / G and WV198 / K on 4 Apr 1954. Repaired. Crashed 29 Feb 1956 in Johore, still with 848 Sq.
    1956 HRS-3 55-376 FR 130234 : xfer MAP to French Air Force as 130234, 04Apr54 for Indochina use; w/o (Accident), 30Jul56.
    1956 HRS-3 55-378 FR 130236 : xfer MAP to French Air Force as 130236, 03Jun54 for Indochina use; w/o (Accident), 15Jun56.


    1956 hss-1 58-168 US 140124 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-168, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 140124, 06Dec55; xfer HS-2, Dec55; w/o 11Apr56.
    1956 hss-1 58-184 US 140130 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-184, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 140130, 12Jan56; w/o with HS-5, 19Jul56.
    1956 hss-1 58-207 US 141573 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-207, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 141573, 14Feb56; xfer HS-3, Det 50, aboard USS Antietam (CVS-36), unk; w/o 08Nov56.
    1956 hss-1 58-212 US 141578 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-212, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 141578, 12Feb56; w/o asgd to HS-5 Det 38, aboard USS Tarawa (CVS-40), 27Oct56.
    1956 uh-25a 20 US 124927 : w/o 22apr56
    1956 OH-23B 742 NL O-14 : ex USAF 54-2948. w/o 28 Mar 1956
    1956 s-58c 58-341 US N877 : Sikorsky S-58C c/n 58-341; del New York Airways as N877, 22Sep56; believed destroyed by fire after crash on 30Nov56 during pilot proficiency demonstration; r/n cancelled 15Dec71; also sale reported 1988.
    1956 Sycamore 3 12889 UK WA578 : w/o 3 Jul 1956 overturned following forced landing, ESE of Upavon, while with A&AEE
    1956 Sycamore 4 13223 UK XE321 : w/o 6 Sep 1956 forced landing nr Ipoh, following failed tail rotor shaft, while with 194 Sq.
    1956 Sycamore 4 13225 UK XF265 : w/o 10 Jul 1956 while operating with 275 Sq from RAF Leuchars, ditched and sank after engine failure at the NLB Bell Rock Lighthouse.
    1956 Sycamore 4 13266 UK XJ362 : w/o asg JEHU damaged by ground resonance at Bulford Camp
    1956 Sycamore 4 13267 UK XG505 : 25 Jun 1956 ditched in sea off North Coates after engine failure, while with 275 Sq.
    1956 Sycamore 4 13268 UK XG510 : w/o 5 Feb 1956 rolled over when taking off in Perak, Malaya, while with 194 Sq.
    1956 uh-12b 547 UK XB518 : ex USN 134737. d/d 13 Aug 1953 to RN. w/o 10 Jan 1956.
    1956 har.2 wa102 UK XJ756 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA102, ff: 23Jan56; del Royal Air Force as XJ756, 08Feb56; w/o .
    1956 har3 wa 59 UK XJ395 : ff: 09Jul55; del Royal Navy FAA as XJ395, 16Jan56; w/o 30Apr56.
    1956 har3 wa 64 UK XJ400 : 845Sq/X by Dec 1955, 845Sq/Z by Oct 1956. Ran out of fuel in transit between HMS Eagle and HMS Theseus, then ditched and w/o 6 Nov 1956 nr Port Said.
    1956 har.4 wa 31 UK XD188 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.4, c/n WA31, ff: 30Aug54; del RAF as XD188, 30Aug54; w/o .
    1956 srs2 wa118 FR 8 000 101 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 101, Feb56; xfer GH No2, AVI, 06Apr56; w/o 06Apr56.
    1956 srs2 wa121 FR WAC87 : xfer AdlA, WAD93, Dec55; Flew into hill in snowstorm: 2/Lt Le Goaster, Sgt Gaétan serious injured, Sgt Nicorelli killed, 12Feb56 and susequently w/o 19Feb56.; [Note: Lifespan of only 75 days.]
        39 C/N found.


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