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Sikorsky S-58 H-34 41
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 18
Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 1
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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 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 62-12582 : 14mar68
1969 ch-3c 61-514 US 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 63-9689 : 21st SOS w/o 19jan69 in Thailand
1969 ch-3c 61-525 US 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 64-14237 : 21st SOS w/o 26feb69 hit by ground fire in Laos during Igloo White mission
1969 ch-3c 61-542 US 65-5691 : pictured at Thailand, date unk; 21st SOS w/o 27jun69 during firefight in Laos
1969 ch-3e 61-604 US 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 67-14721 : USAF; w/o 04oct69


1969 hh-3e 61-579 US 66-13281 : 37th ARRS, w/o 24oct69 hit by ground fire on Laos during CSAR of F-100F
1969 hss-2 61-238 US 151534 : USN; SH-3A HS-2 w/o 08feb69
1969 s-61d-1 61-395 UK XV372 : To Pembrey Range by Apr 2016
1969 sh-3a 61-304 US 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 152126 : USN; HS-11 w/o 27jun69
1969 sh-3d 61-343 US 152691 : w/o 3oct69 with HS-3
1969 sh-3d 61-353 US 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 154104 : USN; HS-3 w/o 04dec69
1969 sh-3d 61-423 US 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.
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