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    Year 1969 accidents

    List of helicopter accidents

    Aerospatiale Alouette II 8
    Aerospatiale Alouette III 1
    Agusta AB204 2
    Agusta AB205 1
    Agusta AB47 1
    Bell 204 31
    Bell 205 3
    Bell 206 6
    Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 2
    Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 50
    Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook 1
    Boeing-Vertol V43 1
    Bristol Type 192 Belvedere 1
    Dornier UH-1D 2
    Fairchild-Hiller FH-1100 1
    Gyrodyne DSN / QH-50 DASH 1
    Hughes 269 2
    Kaman Seasprite 4
    Kawasaki kv 107-ii 1
    Sikorsky S-58 H-34 41
    Sikorsky S-61 H-3 18
    Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 1
    Sikorsky S-64 CH-54 2
    Sikorsky S-65 H-53 8
    Westland Scout 2
    Westland Sioux 8
    Westland Wasp 1
    Westland Wessex 7
    Westland Whirlwind 8

    Westland Wessex Accidents

    1969 has.1 wa 86 UK XP153 : 826Sq/143-E by Dec 1968, w/o 25 Nov 1969 with 826Sq (HMS Eagle), ditched off Portugal during Exercise Decamp, after engine failure while operating from RFA Olmeda (A124).
    1969 has.1 wa105 UK XS126 : 826Sq/142-E by Nov 1968, w/o 9 Sep 1969 with 826Sq, ditched in Celtic Sea while operating from HMS Eagle (R05).
    1969 has.31 wa211 AU N7-211 : 1969 ditching, if my memory serves me correct, there was an naval exercise on and we (The Post Office) had sent out approx 27 bags of mail to be delivered by helo and apparently they were on their last delivery and pick up of mail when it happened... the mail bags were later pickup and brought back to us at Naval Post Office HMAS Albatross, we dried the mail what was wet and they caught the next mail out...Staff at 1969) the Post Office was Peter MacBeth (Postmaster), Warren Job (Postal Clerk), Jane Bennett (Postwoman)
    1969 hc.2 wa622 UK XV727 : Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA622, f/f: 22/04/1968; del Royal Air Force as XV727, 02/05/1968; w/o 31/01/1969.
    1969 hu.5 wa188 UK XS519 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA188, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS519, 12/12/1964; w/o 18/03/1969.
    1969 hu.5 wa556 UK XT774 : Scrapped, Siddal by (?)
    1969 mk.60 wa562 AU VH-BHL : Early 1969, caught fire during overnight stop on offshore rig (Glomar Tasman) Sparks from funnel got in to cockpit and burnt out top section of Heli down to engine firewall (which worked in reverse!). Heli returned to UK in box
        7 C/N found.

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