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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 2
    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 Heavy Industries 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

    Kaman Seasprite Accidents

    1969 UH-2A 61 US 149759 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 61, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149759 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; xfer NAS Jacksonville, FL, unk; w/o 03Mar69.
    1969 UH-2A 66 US 149764 : known HC-7 /VH-14
    1969 UH-2A 69 US 149767 : 10aug69, UH-2C type with HC-1 Det31 on USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). I was on my 3rd flight of the day in this helo and we had just trapped the last jet for this session and our pilot decided to do an auto-rotation from 3,000 feet. When we pulled out there was a series of violent jerks and the next thing we knew we were going into the water upside down. When we hit water we were on our side for several seconds, deployed the airbags, but the helo sank fast. All four crew were safe, a destroyer picked us up and we were returned to the carrier by another UH-2C. Our flight crew consisted of Lt Bill Bentley, co-pilot LTJG John Lovell, myself (AN Dave Wiczek) and ADJ-2 Jerry Vanlandingham who sustained injuries of a broken collar bone and a broken arm. a/c sank to the bottom of the Tonkin Gulf and to my knowledge was never seen again
    1969 UH-2B 94 US 150144 : 1967 UH-2B asg HC-2 Det.60 as /HU-26
        4 C/N found.

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