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Sikorsky S-55 H-19 4
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YearVersionC/N
1963 107-ii 3 US N6673D : NYA d/d01jun62; w/o 14oct63 New York Airways Flight 600 crashed shortly after takeoff from Idlewild Airport (now JFK) en route to Newark via Wall Street due to lubricant oil contamination leading to component fatigue; 3 crew and 3 passenger fatalities
1963 h-19c 55-277 AR 0504 : ARA d/d 31dec59 as 2-PH-413 ex BuNo 51-14298; 1960 as 2-H-13; w/o nov63 in Antarctica
1963 h-21b B-159 JP 02-4758 : del JASDF as H-21B 02-4758 unk; units unk; w/o 16Mar63.
1963 H-21C FR59 FR FR59 : w/o 3 Jul 1963 in Algeria as /AAS.
1963 H-34A SA.115 FR SA.115 : Sud Aviation, H-34A, c/n SA.115; del France Armee de l'Air as SA.115, unk; xfer CIEH, unk; w/o 06Jun63.
1963 H-34A SA.54 FR SA.54 : Sud Aviation, H-34A, c/n SA.54; del France Armee de l'Air as SA.54, unk; xfer EH 23, unk; w/o 21May63.
1963 H-34A SA.68 FR SA.68 : Sud Aviation, H-34A, c/n SA.68; del France Armee de l'Air as SA.68, unk; xfer EH 23, 23-LD, unk; w/o 25Mar63.
1963 h-34a 58-133 V1 54886 : xfer VNAF as H-34C, 54886, unk; w/o 30Mar63.
1963 h-34a 58-401 FR SKY.401 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-401; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.401, 08Jan57; coded ER; w/o accident 01Aug63.
1963 h-34a 58-42 US 53-4488 : scr 1984 Phoenix
1963 h-34a 58-574 US 55-4503 : w/o 25may63
1963 h-34a 58-978 V1 57-1747 : 1962
1963 h-37a 56-056 US 55-627 : w/o 12dec63, Vietnam. 4 killed
1963 hh-34f 58-1049 US H-16 : w/o 27oct63
1963 hh-52a 62-023 US 1354 : Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-023, ff?; del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1354, Salem, OR, 16Mar63; w/o after ditching at sea, 02May63. [Shortest service life of HH-52A: 47 days.]
1963 HRS-2 55-264 US 130181 : w/o 07aug63
1963 hss-1 58-229 US 141583 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-229, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141583, 26Mar56; redesig SH-34G, Oct62; w/o with HS-4 aboard USS Yorktown, 08May63.
1963 hss-1n 58-1017 US 145968 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, cn 58-1017, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1N, 145698, 11Dec58; damage sustained, 30Apr63; soc O&R BuWeps FR, Jacksonville, FL, 16May63
1963 hss-1n 58-1160 NL 145 : MAP BuNo 147635. 8 sqd 8-5. w/o near Gibraltar 31jan63
1963 hss-1n 58-1375 NL 140 : Map BuNo 149133. 8 sqd. w/o near Gibraltar 31jan63.
1963 hss-2 61-090 US 149681 : USN; SH-3A HS-9 w/o 12feb63
1963 hss-2 61-100 US 149689 : USN; SH-3A HS-6 w/o 26may63
1963 hss-2 61-111 US 149697 : USN; SH-3A HS-6 w/o 06feb63
1963 hss-2 61-126 US 149709 : USN; SH-3A HS-6 w/o 21jan63
1963 hss-2 61-131 US 149714 : USN; SH-3A HS-9 w/o 14nov63
1963 hss-2 61-132 US 149715 : USN; SH-3A HS-6 w/o 16aug63
1963 hss-2 61-181 US 149911 : USN; SH-3A HS-8 w/o 15aug63
1963 hus-1 58-1037 US 145805 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1037, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145805, 02Mar59; w/o HMM-162, YL-77, SW Pacific, 10Mar63.
1963 hus-1 58-1051 US 145811 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1051, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145811, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Southeast Asia, 16Jul63.
1963 hus-1 58-1302 US 148759 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1302, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148759, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o RVN, 08Oct63, 4 KIA.
1963 hus-1 58-1350 US 148781 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1350, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148781, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Vietnam, 08Oct63.
1963 hus-1 58-1390 US H-48 : Sikorsky HUS-1, c/n 58-1390, ff?; del US Navy as HUS-1, 148805, unk; unit assignements unk; xfer to USAF as HH-34D, 61-4489, unk; xfer to Air America as H-Y, unk; rereg as H-48, unk; xfer International Control Commission as CIC-2, unk; lost in Laos, 03May63.
1963 hus-1 58-838 US 145747 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-837, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145746, 29Mar58; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o HMM-162, Southeast Asia, 10Mar63.
1963 hus-1 58-852 US 145754 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-852, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145754, 01Apr58; xfer HMM-362, YL-##, unk; xfer HMM-261, EM-##, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o SW Pacific, 15Sep63.
1963 hus-1 58-916 US 145773 : w/o 3oct63
1963 hus-1a 58-799 US 145715 : xfer USN as UH-34E, 145715, unk; w/o VU-8, NAS Roosevelt Roads, PR, 27Jun63.
1963 oh-13h 2483 AT 3B-HE : OL w/o 2Oct63
1963 S-55 55-292 AR 0504 : 31dec59 w/o nov63


1963 S-55 55-759 SE SE-HBA : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-759, ff:?; del Osterman Aero AS as SE-HBA, 22Jul54; w/o 06Sep63.
1963 ah.1 f.9477 UK XP851 : w/o 10may63 Yeovil.
1963 se3130 1158 SE 02111 : 1158/C54 Hkp2 type, Marinen 2HD /111; w/o 03oct63
1963 se3130 1260 FR 154 : M154. w/o 04may63
1963 se3130 1644 UK XJ384 : 1963 my father flew this helicopter in Germany. Yes, he was the pilot who wrote it off - hot and heavy take off out of a clearing, awkward wind direction, loss of translational lift and crash in front of a Canadian field hospital area (they were on excercise in the next field... No fatalities thanks to a rather surprised bunch of Canuck medics who thought Hey, those Brits really put on a great training excercise for us
1963 se3130 1689 DE PK-137 : PO-137; HFB12; w/o 29.03.1963 Wasseralfingen
1963 se3130 1750 DE PP-142 : w/o 17.01.1963
1963 Skeeter S2/5069 UK XL738 : To Ivybridge, Devon, still there Aug 2001
1963 Sycamore 4 13150 UK XE309 : Lost control at low level and crashed while with CFS(H), 0.5m S of Ternhill on 27 Mar 1963.
1963 Sycamore 4 13272 UK XG512 : Rotors struck ground after nosewheel collapsed on landing at Tobruk on 4 Jul 1963 while with 103Sq
1963 Sycamore 4 13371 UK XG517 : Rotors struck ground on landing at Tobruk on 23 Aug 1963 while with 103Sq
1963 Sycamore 4 13414 UK XJ919 : w/o 27 Feb 1963 after engine failure, at Boscombe Down
1963 Sycamore 4 13438 UK XL822 : w/o 06may63 while searching along the Tusan Valley for the wreckage of 66 Sq Belvedere HC.1 XG473 (qv) which had crashed 2 days earlier, XL822 force landed and rolled over after a partial engine failure, as 110 Sq / V.
1963 mk.52 13500 DE CB+018 : w/o 7 May 1963, ditched in Wadden Sea near Cuxhaven close to Grosser Knechtsand island, after engine failure
1963 Type 192 Belvedere 13357 UK XG462 : RAF; preserved (nose) at Weston-Super-Mare helicopter museum
1963 Type 192 Belvedere 13364 UK XG473 : This was the aircraft that my step dad's father was flying (Flt Lt A. P. J. Dodson) I've just informed him what I found (the wreckage being at the national army museum) If there is any more information surrounding this, I'd love to know. It carries a great deal of sentiment to the family.
1963 Type 192 Belvedere 13366 UK XG475 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG475, 10May62; w/o 05Dec63; soc and scr at No.71 MU Bicester dump, unk.
1963 UH-2A 23 US 149019 : Reported to have crashed at sea during 1963. recovered
1963 UH-2A 24 US 149020 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 24, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149020 unk; redesig UH-2A Oct62; xfer HU-2, HU-??, unk; w/o 05Aug63.
1963 UH-2A 38 US 149034 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 38, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149034 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; xfer HU-2, Det 62, HU-??, unk; asgd USS Independence, (CVA-62) unk; w/o 17Jul63.
1963 UH-2A 7 US 147974 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 7, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 147974 unk; redesig UH-2A Oct 1962; w/o 26Jul63.
1963 UH-2A 78 US 149776 : w/o 17sep63, I was with HU-1/HC-1, UH-2A 149776 was lost due to power failure while being flown in the dead mans curve to avoid corrosive spray. The flotation bag failed on the starboard side from the hard landing and rolled over and sank.
1963 UH-2A 79 US 149777 : If I am not mistaken this went down on 28Jan63 and pilot LT(jg) Robert A Short was the only casualty
1963 UH-2A 86 US 149784 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 86, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149784 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; xfer HU-2, HU-??, unk; w/o 18Apr63.
1963 UH-2A 9 US 147976 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 9, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 147976 unk; redesig UH-2A Oct 1962; xfer HU-1, UP-??, unk; asgd USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) unk; ditched at sea 12Sep63, 4 crew successfully recovered; aircraft capsized but remained afloat & recoverd by BHR same day; w/o 30Oct63.
1963 UH-2B 97 US 150147 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite c/n 97, ff?; del USN as UH-2B 150147 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; xfer HU-1, UP-??, unk; w/o 29Oct63.
1963 V43 WG 12 DE PA+207 : also seen as QF+465, am 07.04.62 crashed & scraped in Mendig
1963 V43 WG 13 DE PA+208 : also seen as QF+466, w.o. 03.12.63, crashed
1963 has.1 wa 43 UK XM922 : 814 Sq / 344-H by Feb 1962. Ditched and sank off HMS Hermes 12 Aug 1963 while operating off Aden
1963 has.1 wa 45 UK XM924 : 814Sq/346-H by Feb 1962; w/o 15jan63 ditched and sank while operating from HMS Hermes, 38nm SW of Subic Bay, Philippines
1963 has.1 wa 46 UK XM925 : d/d 7 Dec 1961, w/o in Gulf of Aden whilst with 814Sq/347-V operating from HMS Victorious on 10 Sep 1963
1963 has.1 wa 58 UK XP107 : A2527 to Predannack 11 Sep 1986, still present May 1988. Scrapped Jul 1991.
1963 has.1 wa 78 UK XP145 : built as HAS.1, ff 22 Jun 1962, dd to Fleetlands 30 Jul 1962 and stored. 819 Sq/323-H by Jul 1963. Ditched and sank 4 Oct 1963 while operating from HMS Hermes, S of Crete.
1963 has.1 wa 96 UK XS117 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA096, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS117, 30/04/1963; w/o 10/12/1963.
1963 har.2 wa147 UK XK991 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA147, ff: 29Dec56; del Royal Air Force as XK991, 15Jan57; conv HAR.10, unk; w/o 07May63; wfu as 7810M [ntu]; scr Dishforth, 1963.
1963 har.4 wa 44 UK XJ428 : HAR.10 228 Sq; 10 Sep 1963 crash landed following power loss, 2m S of Bridlington, while with 228 Sq.
1963 has7 wa166 UK XK939 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA166, ff: 17Sep57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK939, 22Sep57; w/o 24Jul63; scr 25Aug64.
1963 has7 wa222 UK XL872 : HAS.7 824Sqn/335-C Mar 1961, replacing XL879 on unit strength, until ditched and sank S of Mogadishu while operating from HMS Centaur on 25 Apr 1963.
1963 has7 wa259 UK XM668 : Oct 1963 to Culdrose fire pits
    77 C/N found.


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