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Sikorsky S-58 H-34 Accidents


YearVersionC/N
1969 ch-34c 58-1739 US Army Aviation 63-13191 : ordered by USARMY as CH-34C for MDAP to S. Vietnamese AF as 63-13191; w/o Apr 3, 1969.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 63-13191 : jun64
1969 ch-34c 58-1760 US Army Aviation 63-13210 : ordered by USARMY as CH-34C for MDAP to S. Vietnamese AF as 63-13210; W/o Feb 27, 1969.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 63-13210 : dec64
1969 h-34a 58-112 US Army Aviation 53-4550 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 53-4550, 01Oct55; to H-34C by Jan62; sos Transportation Depot, Germany, Jun67; xfer VNAF, unk; w/o 14Jul69; rtnd US & xfer MASDC as ???, unk; conv S-58T, unk; sold Chicago Helicopter Airways, St. Charles, IL as N74CH, 10Mar76; FAA reports Undel Tri.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 53-4550 : feb68
Chicago Helicopter Airways N74CH : Chicago Helicopter Airways
1969 h-34a 58-213 US Army Aviation 54-922 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-922, 13May57; to H-34C by Jan62; last reported on DA2410, Co A, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA, Dec64;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 54-922 : xfer Vietnam AF as CH-34C, 54-922, unk; w/o 14Feb69.
1969 h-34a 58-250 US Army Aviation 54-2863 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2863, 25Apr56; to H-34C by Jan62; last reported on DA2410, Aviation Co, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, Dec64;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 54-2863 : xfer to VNAF as CH-34C, 54-2863, unk; w/o 25Mar69.
1969 h-34a 58-251 US Army Aviation 54-2864 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2864, 28Apr56; to H-34C by Jan62; soc Aviation School, Fort Rucker, AL, Feb69; AVSCOM reports crashed Sep69.
1969 h-34a 58-30 US Army Aviation 53-4481 : del US Army as CH-34A 53-4481, 28Mar55; to H-34C by Jan62; redesig CH-34C, Oct62; sos Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Jun67; xfer VNAF, unk; w/o 14Mar69.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 53-4481 : feb68
1969 h-34a 58-309 US Army Aviation 54-2906 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2906, 02Jul56; to CH-34C Nov64; soc Aviation Flight Section, Turkey, Aug68; AVSCOM reports crashed Jan69.
1969 h-34a 58-31 US Army Aviation 53-4482 : del US Army as CH-34A 53-4482, 28Jun56; to H-34C by Jan62; redesig CH-34C, Oct62; sos Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Jun67; xfer VNAF, unk; w/ 27Aug69.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 53-4482 : feb68
1969 h-34a 58-433 US Army Aviation 55-4474 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 55-4474, 20Dec56; to H-34C by Jan62; soc Transportation Depot, Germany, Jun67;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 55-4474 : xfer Vietnam AF as 55-4474, unk; w/o 10Jun69.
1969 h-34a 58-662 US Army Aviation 56-4300 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 56-4300, 10Sep57; to H-34C by Jan62; soc Aviation School, Fort Rucker, AL, Feb69; AVSCOM reports crashed Sep69.
1969 h-34a 58-70 US Army Aviation 53-4508 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 53-4508, 05Mar56; to H-34C by Jan62; soc Red River Army Depot, May69; AVSCOM reports crashed Dec69.
1969 h-34a 58-720 US Army Aviation 56-4322 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 56-4322, 09Jan58; to CH-34C Dec62; soc Transportation Depot, Germany, Jun67;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 56-4322 : xfer VNAF as H-43C, 56-4322, 1967; w/o 30Apr69.
1969 h-34a 58-774 US Army Aviation 56-4342 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 56-4342, 12Feb58; to H-34C Aug62; soc USASETAF Aviation Company, Italy, Jun69; [AVSCOM reports crashed Sep69]
US Army Aviation 56-4342 : w/o 19jul69
1969 h-34a 58-97 US Army Aviation 53-4535 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 53-4535, 03Sep55; to CH-34C Jul64; off DA2410 after Jun67 (349th Aviation Co, Germany), but AVSCOM reports crashed Jan69.
US Army Aviation 53-4535 : 1964-1966 A Company 504th Avn Bn., 4th Armored Division Germany
1969 h-34g.III 58-1631 Marineflieger 80+97 : former WE+558 and SC+261, w/o 18.07.1969
1969 hss-1 58-121 US Navy 139023 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-121, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 139023, 15Oct55; sos NARF Pensacola, 05Dec68.
US Navy 139023 : 1958 pictured as HS-3 /HB-57 on USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39). BuNo 138466 /HB-64 seen on deck
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 139023 : xfer to VNAF as UH-34G, unk; w/o 10Jan69.
1969 hss-1 58-125 US Navy 139027 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-125, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 139027, 15Oct55; sos for MAP as UH-34G, NARF Pensacola, 18Dec68.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 139027 : xfer VNAF as UH-34G, 139027, unk; w/o 02Jan69.
1969 hss-1 58-170 US Navy 140126 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-170, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 140126, 21Dec55; conv UH-34G, unk; soc NARF Pensacola, coded TA-4, 05Dec68;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 140126 : xfer VNAF as UH-34G, 140126, 05Dec68; w/o ivo Tay Kontum, 17Mar69.
1969 hss-1 58-171 US Navy 140127 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-171, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 140127, 10Dec55; conv UH-34G, unk; soc NARF Pensacola, coded 305, 31Jan67;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 140127 : xfer VNAF as UH-34G, 140127, 24Jan67; w/o 05May69.


1969 hss-1 58-191 US Navy 140137 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-191, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 140137, 31Jan56; conv UH-34G, unk; soc, coded 4, NARF Pensacola, 18Nov68;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 140137 : xfer VNAF as UH-34G, 140137, unk; reported MIA 15Nov69.
1969 hss-1 58-639 Aéronautique Navale SKY.639 : Sikorsky HSS-1 c/n 58-639, ff?; del France Aeronavale as HSS-1 SKY.639, 09Oct57; to Sud Aviation, 27Nov63; coded L, unk; crashed at sea, 28May69; soc 23Oct69; SHAA: "ERC installed 14Nov57 by Sud (10.0 total hours). Fitted with standard electronics suite at Cuers, Jan58. Third-level overhaul at SEA Lartigue, 01Oct59 (600.9 total hours)."
1969 hss-1 58-669 US Navy 143925 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-669, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 143925, 11Oct57; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; soc as UH-34G, AR-55, NARF Pensacola, 10Dec68
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 143925 : xfer MAP to VNAF as UH-34G, 143925, 10Dec68; w/o 01Jun69.
1969 hss-1 58-677 US Navy 143927 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-677, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 143927, 21Jan58; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; conv UH-34G & soc NARF Pensacola, FL, 10Dec68; wfu & xfer AMARC as XJ???, 10Dec68.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 143927 : xfer VNAF as UH-34G, 143927, Dec68; w/o 09May69.
1969 hss-1 58-821 US Navy 145666 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-821, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 145666, 12Mar58; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; conv UH-34J, unk; dam as UH-34J, SK-14, NAVSTA Keflavik, 11Jul69, soc 13Aug69.
US Navy 145666 : w/o 11jul69 NAVSTA Keflavik. 2 fatalities
US Navy 145666 : Irving Martin Goldrat was a member of a 3 man crew, together with the pilot and co-pilot. They were stationed at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland. They were on a search and rescue mission to recover the crew and contents of a C-47 downed plane (mail, I think). The helicopter crashed in a field on a farm. The Navy claimed that the crash was caused by winds in the mountains. A friend told me that he had sent him living letters (cassette tapes) talking about the faulty transmissions they were dealing with in the helicopter(s).
1969 hss-1n 58-1258 US Navy 148006 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1258, ff?; del USN as 148006, unk; redesig SH-34J Oct62; w/o NOLF Ellyson Field, 15jan69.
1969 hss-1n 58-1268 US Navy 148010 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1268, ff?; del USN as 148010, unk; redesig SH-34J Oct62; w/o NOLF Ellyson Field, 19sep69.
1969 hss-1n 58-1528 Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 8567 : Sikorsky HSS-1N c/n 58-1528 ff?; supplied to Mitsubishi as parts, 26Sep62; del JMSDF as HSS-1N, 8567, 1962; xfer HAS-101, unk; xfer Komatsujima Air Squadron, 1966; w/o 07Apr69.
1969 hss-1n 58-1770 Marina Militare Italiana MM153617 : Sikorsky SH-34J, c/n 58-1770, ff?; del Marina Militare Italiana under MDAP as SH-34J, MM153617, 4-09, unk; crashed near Capo San Terencio, 28Nov69.
1969 hus-1 58-1384 US Marine Corps 148799 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1384, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148799, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; xfer VNAF, unk; w/o 20Sep69.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 148799 : 29feb68
1969 hus-1 58-1412 US Marine Corps 148822 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1412, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148822, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o Phu Bai, Vietnam, 30Jan69.
1969 hus-1 58-1432 US Marine Corps 149333 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1432, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149333, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; xfer VNAF, unk; w/o 17Mar69.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 149333 : 23feb68
1969 hus-1 58-1437 US Marine Corps 149338 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1437, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149338, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o 15Dec69.
1969 hus-1 58-1489 US Marine Corps 149387 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1489, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 149387, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; xfer VNAF, unk; w/o 13Sep69.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 149387 : 16feb68
1969 hus-1 58-1560 US Navy 150220 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1560, ff:?; del USN as UH-34D, 150220, 27Dec62; conv HUS-1L, unk; xfer VXE-6, JD-1, 1963; coded JD-4, 1964; coded JD-5, 1964; crashed, recovered, in Antarctica, 1964; w/o when crashed into side of Mt McLennan, Antarctica, 19Nov69, 2 killed.
US Navy 150220 : gentle 5 : Crashed and declared a loss in 1964, recovered by Sailors from VX-6 and USS Stanen Island, repaired and returned to service.
US Navy 150220 : Crashed 19nov69 when the engine failed, LCDR Brandau auto rotated the H-34 down and it struck the side of a slope, slid down and caught fire. Two men were killed, Thomas E. Berg (USA) and Jeremy Sykes (NZ)
1969 hus-1 58-1718 US Marine Corps 150722 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1718, ff:? del USMC as UH-34D, 150722, unk; dam Cam Ranh Bay, 19Jan69, w/o 23Mar69.
1969 hus-1 58-1766 Air America 153128 : Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USN under MDAP as 153128; to Air America. Lost Sep 16, 1969, Laos.
1969 hus-1 58-1790 Air America 153696 : Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USN under MDAP as 153696; to Air America; lost Jul 17, 1969, Laos.
Air America H-50 : 29mar67
1969 hus-1 58-464 US Marine Corps 143965 : Sikorsky HUS-1 cn 58-464, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 143965, 02Mar57; to US Navy, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct 1962; asgd as SAR helo, USS Valley Forge (LPH-8), 1967; xfer HMM-362, YL-##, unk; w/o 04Feb69 in mid-air collision with UH-34D 150212 over Marble Mountain Air Base, Vietnam. 4 KIA.; [noted elsewhere: w/o ivo Phu Bai, RVN, 05Jan69?]
1969 hus-1 58-514 US Marine Corps 143981 : Sikorsky HUS-1 cn 58-514, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 143981, 10Apr57; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o coded 7X-981, MCAS Yuma, 27Jun69.
1969 s-58b 58-414 PHI Inc N855 : Sikorsky S-58B, c/n 58-414, ff?; del Petroleum Helicopter as N855, 11Dec56; [Reported modified at some point during its career to permit maximum takeoff weight of 12,500 pounds.]; lsd Venezuela as YV-E-FPY, Jan58; rtnd Sikorsky as N855, by Jan64.
Sikorsky Helicopters N855 : Sikorsky S-58B, c/n 58-414, ff?; del Petroleum Helicopter as N855, 11Dec56; [Reported modified at some point during its career to permit maximum takeoff weight of 12,500 pounds.]; lsd Venezuela as YV-E-FPY, Jan58; rtnd Sikorsky as N855, by Jan64; lsd Okanagan as CF-OKS, Feb64-1966; rtnd Sikorsky as N855, 1966; sold Helicopter Utilities, Australia as VH-UTF, 11Jan67 (also reported as 6Dec68); crashed at Gladstone Queensland, 30Oct69.
Okanagan Helicopters CF-OKS : lsd Okanagan as CF-OKS, Feb64-1966; rtnd Sikorsky as N855, 1966
    41 C/N found.


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