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Gyrodyne DSN / QH-50 DASH 1
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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


Sikorsky S-61 H-3 Accidents


YearVersionC/N
1969 ch-3c 61-504 US Air Force 62-12579 : USAF CH-3C d/d 09Feb64; w/o 06Nov69
US Air Force 62-12579 : 28mar68
US Air Force 62-12579 : During a mission to fly Laotian troops to a dirt landing strip at Maung Phine, Laos, the first CH-3,222 (Knife61) was starting its approach, when hit by ground fire, leading to engine failure and a crash landing. The second CH-3, 579 (Knife 62) was also hit by ground fire and lost. Jolly Green HH-3s were called in, but after one was hit by ground fire, it returned to NKP, and finally two Jolly HH-53s were able to rescue everyone before dark.
1969 ch-3c 61-507 US Air Force 62-12582 : del USAF as CH-3C 62-12582 30Dec63; destroyed S.E.A. 17Jan69.
US Air Force 62-12582 : 14mar68
1969 ch-3c 61-514 US Air Force 63-9682 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9682 22May64; xfer 40th ARRS, Det 5, TAWC, Eglan AFB, FL; xfer 38th ARRS, Det 1, Nakhon Phanom, RTAFB, Thailand 06Jul65; xfer 3rd ARRG, 38th ARRS, Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam; Destroyed S.E.A. 20Feb69.
1969 ch-3c 61-521 US Air Force 63-9689 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-521, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 63-9689, 07Aug64; unit xferas unk; conv CH-3E unk; xfer USAAVNDTA, Ft. Rucker, AL unk; status unk.
US Air Force 63-9689 : 21st SOS w/o 19jan69 in Thailand
1969 ch-3c 61-525 US Air Force 64-14222 : USAF S-61R; d/d 30mar65 Tyndall AFB, Florida; Nov65 to 20th Helicopter Sq, Eglin AFB, Florida; Dec65 to Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam; pictured at flight line at Da Nang airbase, Vietnam date unknown; to Udorn AFB, Thailand unk; conv CH-3E, unk; 21st SOS w/o 06oct69 Maung Phine, Laos;
1969 ch-3c 61-540 US Air Force 64-14237 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-540, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 64-14237, 15Dec65; conv CH-3E unk; Destroyed S.E.A. 26Feb69.
US Air Force 64-14237 : 10apr68
US Air Force 64-14237 : 21st SOS w/o 26feb69 hit by ground fire in Laos during Igloo White mission
1969 ch-3c 61-542 US Air Force 65-5691 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-521, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5691, 10Jan65; conv CH-3E unk; Destroyed S.E.A. 27Jun69.
US Air Force 65-5691 : 22dec67
US Air Force 65-5691 : pictured at Thailand, date unk; 21st SOS w/o 27jun69 during firefight in Laos
1969 ch-3e 61-604 US Air Force 67-14702 : USAF; 21st SOS (56 SOW) w/o 15jan69 hit by ground fire over Laos. Destroyed by US aircraft to prevent capture
1969 ch-3e 61-623 US Air Force 67-14721 : USAF; w/o 04oct69


1969 hh-3e 61-579 US Air Force 66-13281 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-579, ff?; del USAF as HH-3E 66-13281, 12May67
US Air Force 66-13281 : 37th ARRS, w/o 24oct69 hit by ground fire on Laos during CSAR of F-100F
1969 hss-2 61-238 US Navy 151534 : USN; SH-3A HS-2 w/o 08feb69
1969 s-61d-1 61-395 Westland XV372 : Built as Sikorsky Sea King HAS.1. Used as pattern airframe for Westland production line at Yeovil.
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XV372 : w/o 15 Jan 1969 near West Harptree, Somerset when both engines stopped in bad weather, following ice ingestion while operating with Rolls Royce.
Fleet Air Arm XV372 : Sold to MoD (Navy); to AES Lee for BDRT by May 1971. Gone by 1975 (?)
Westland XV372 : Basic airframe only in use as installations rig at Yeovil by Jan 1986
Fleet Air Arm XV372 : To E J Shanley scrapyard in Trowbridge, by Dec 1988, from Yeovil. Still there Sep 1993, still Jul 1994
Fleet Air Arm XV372 : to Ground Instruction rig at RAF St.Mawgan by Apr 1995, still Nov 2003, still Feb 2016.
Fleet Air Arm XV372 : To Pembrey Range by Apr 2016
1969 sh-3a 61-304 US Navy 152111 : USN; VX-1 w/o 17mar69
US Navy 152111 : Helicopter went down of the coast of Key West Florida during night operations. My Father Richard C. Stull was on that flight assigned to VX-1, I would like to find out more about this accident
1969 sh-3a 61-320 US Navy 152126 : USN; HS-11 w/o 27jun69
1969 sh-3d 61-343 US Navy 152691 : USN; w/o 03oct69
US Navy 152691 : w/o 3oct69 with HS-3
1969 sh-3d 61-353 US Navy 152698 : USN; HS-3 w/o 18sep69
US Navy 152698 : I believe that this is the SH-3 from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 3 that crashed on a night takeoff aboard the USS Yorktown (CVS-10). One survived out of a crew of four. It occurred early in a three month North Atlantic criuse. Other SH-3's were lost on that cruise as well.
1969 sh-3d 61-390 US Navy 154104 : USN; HS-3 w/o 04dec69
1969 sh-3d 61-423 US Navy 154123 : USN; w/o 16sep69
US Navy 154123 : w/o 16sep69, I was one of 4 crewman aboard this aircraft when it crashed at Pax Rv NAS at Weapon Systems Test, and the most seriously injured. The cause was tail rotor failure, in front of control tower.
    18 C/N found.


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