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Sikorsky S-58 H-34 Accidents


YearVersionC/N
1960 h-34a 58-329 Armée de l'Air SKY.329 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-329; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.329, coded WB, 16Jul56; w/o accident 09Apr60.
1960 h-34a 58-340 Armée de l'Air SKY.340 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-340; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.340, 04Sep56; coded LP, unk; suffered accident 03Feb60; reported soc 1959.
1960 h-34a 58-478 Armée de l'Air SKY.478 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-478; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.478, 08Apr57; accident 25May59, w/o 04Apr60.
1960 h-34a 58-555 Armée de l'Air SKY.555 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-555; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.555, 17Jun57; coded HM, unk; destroyed by fire 31May60; soc 06Dec60.
1960 h-34a 58-593 Armée de l'Air SKY.593 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-593; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.593, 20Jun57; coded LR, unk; destroyed by fire, 08Jan60.
1960 h-34a 58-635 Armée de l'Air SKY.635 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-635; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.635, 16Oct57; w/o accident, 09Oct60.
1960 hh-34f 58-1043 US Coast Guard 1333 : USCG
US Coast Guard 1333 : w/o 26sep60
1960 hss-1 58-142 US Navy 138463 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-142, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138463, 18Nov55; asgd HS-7, 72, unk; sustained extensive damage, 07Dec60; wfu & w/o O&R BuWeps FR, Jacksonville, FL, 16Nov62.
US Navy 138463 : Jun60 pictured as HS-7 Big Dipper /72 on USS Randolph (CVS-15)
1960 hss-1 58-163 US Navy 138472 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-163, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138472, 06Dec55; w/o NAS NART Oakland, 25Sep60; [Reported as possibly displayed at Edwards AFB as 53-4477, Jun99; reported in USMC colors.]
1960 hss-1 58-253 US Navy 141595 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-253, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141595, 27Apr56; w/o HS-3, 01Feb60; [also reported w/o 16Nov62, O&R BuWeps FR, NAS Jacksonville, due damage sustained with HS-3.]


1960 hss-1 58-255 US Navy 141597 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-255, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141597, 08May56; w/o HS-6, NAS North Island, CA, 08Dec60.
1960 hss-1 58-5 US Navy 137849 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-5, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 137849, 03Mar55; xfer HS-3, unk; w/o aboard USS Valley Forge (LPH-8), 06Feb60.
1960 hss-1 58-559 US Navy 143883 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-558, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 143882, 17Jul57; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; xfer VNAF, ???; w/o 18Aug60.
1960 hss-1 58-6 US Navy 137850 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-6, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 137850, 10Aug56; xfer HS-3, unk; w/o 01nov60 aboard USS Valley Forge (LPH-8)
US Navy 137850 : Ditched after engine failure during antisubmarine exercises from Valley Forge off VACAPES area. Sank in 2156 fathoms. Crew of four picked up, no injuries. Pilot LTJG "Red" Duplechin, co-pilot LTJG Sam Griffin, sonar op Capeche, one other.
1960 hus-1 58-544 US Marine Corps 144641 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-544, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144641, 09May57; w/o HMRL-162 aboard USS Hornet, CVS-12, 15Nov60.
1960 hus-1 58-605 US Marine Corps 144650 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-605, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144650, 29Jun57; xfer HMRL-264, unk; w/o aboard USS Boxer (LPH-4), 08Feb60.
1960 hus-1 58-914 US Marine Corps 145772 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-914, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145772, unk;
US Marine Corps 145772 : w/o 20oct60
1960 hus-1a 58-858 US Marine Corps 145723 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-858, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 145723, unk; redesig UH-34E, Oct62;
US Navy 145723 : w/o 06may60
1960 hus-1a 58-880 US Marine Corps 145726 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-880, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 145726, unk; redesig UH-34E, Oct62;
US Navy 145726 : w/o 05may60
1960 s-58c 58-420 New York Airways N879 : Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-420, ff:?; del New York Airways as N879, 11Jan57;
Chicago Helicopter Airways N879 : sold Chicago Helicopter Airways as N879, unk; w/o as Flight 698 from MDW to ORD, 22:38, 27Jul60, due to structural disintegration in flight, initiated by a fatigue fracture of a main rotor blade. The helicopter crashed into Forest Home Cemetery, 2 crew & 11 pax killed.
Chicago Helicopter Airways N879 : This crash led to CHA developing pressurized blades with a press to test system.
    20 C/N found.


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