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YearVersionC/N
1971 206a 235 CH HB-XDD : xfer Heliswiss AG, Switzerland as HB-XDD, 24May70; dbr at Boven Nickerie/Surinam, 30Mar71; reg canx 17Sep71.
1971 206a 453 US N2282W : Bell 206A cn453, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N2282W, unk; del Police, US as N2282W, unk; w/o during aerial police patrol ivo Rosedale, MD when a/c hit wire, did 360 deg turn and suffered hard ldng with substantial dmg, 03Jul71.
1971 206a 568 US N7020J : Bell 206A cn568, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopter as N7020J, unk; del US as N7020J, unk; w/o when helo hover taxied backward into crane on barge ivo Eugene Island, LA, 25Oct71.
1971 206a 593 XW-PHT : xfer Lao Air Development as XW-PHT, May71; w/o Jul71.
1971 47g-3 6813 NZ NZ3711 : RNZAF. w/o 15nov71
1971 47j 1426 CH HB-XAU : HeliSwiss from 3may1968 to w/o jun1971
1971 a106 2 IT MM5002N : Marina 5-02; w/o 07may71; 1997 preserved at Luni-Sarzana
1971 ab204as 3138 IT MM80370 : Marina 3-09. w/o 07may71 rebuild as c/n 3210
1971 ab204as 3217 IT MM80510 : Marina 3-22. Gruppo Elicotteri 2. w/o 01feb71 near Grottaglie
1971 ab205a 4055 ES Z.10-14 : EdA. ex EC-BRK, EC-SSS. w/o 11jul71
1971 ab205a 4074 IT MM80459 : Esercito E.I.269. w/o 07may71 at Rifugio Casati, Bolzano
1971 ah-1g 20822 US 68-17094 : US Army; w/o 29may71
1971 105a S-5 DE D-HILF : ADAC /Christoph1; w/o 17aug71 hit tail rotor at München-Allach
1971 CH-46D 2250 US 153356 : BV-107M, c/n 2250, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153356 10Feb67; xfer HMM-261 16Feb67; xfer NAS North Island A&T 06Jul70; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 12Aug70; xfer HMM-165 23Sep70; w/o 11Jan71, RVN.
1971 CH-46D 2258 US 153364 : BV-107M, c/n 2258, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153364 22Feb67; xfer NARF North Island 02Mar67; xfer HMM-364, YK-01, 11Sep67; xfer FAWPRA Atsugi 08Aug68; xfer NAS Atsugi A&T 19Nov68; xfer HMM-165 15Dec68; xfer H&MS-16 COSA 12Seo69; xfer HMM-364, YK-08, 08Mar70; w/o 21Jan71.
1971 CH-46D 2274 US 153376 : BV-107M, c/n 2274, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153376 04Apr67; xfer HMM-365 10Apr67; xfer HMM-163 24Oct68; xfer HMMT-302 17May69; HMM-364, YK-??, 08Aug69; xfer H&MS-16 COSA 08Sep69; xfer HMM-364, YK-??, 14Dec69; w/o 05Feb71.
1971 CH-46D 2364 US 154013 : Crashed in ocean at night killing the 3 crewmembers. Suspected cause was mechanical failure of the planetary gear in the xmsn
1971 CH-46D 2403 US 154796 : BV-107M, c/n 2403, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154796 31Jan68; xfer HMM-263 08Feb68; xfer HMM-165, YW-??, 18Apr68; xfer HMM-364, YK-??, 23Aug68; xferHMM-165 18Dec68; xfer H&MS-16 COSA 21Sep69; xfer HMM-262 09Nov69; xfer HMM-16110Aug70; xfer HMM-165 23Aug70; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 27Oct70; xfer HMM-164 25Feb71; xfer H&MS-36 16Apr71; xfer HMM-165 04Sep71; w/o 20Dec71.
1971 CH-46D 2409 US 154802 : BV-107M, c/n 2409, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154802 16Feb68; xfer H&MS-30 COSA 10Mar68; xfer HMM-263 25Mar68; xfer HMM-165 COSA 01Oct69; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 01Dec69; xfer HMM-165 25Dec69; xfer HMM-262, ET-??, 11Aug70; w/o 30Mar71.
1971 CH-46D 2411 US 154804 : BV-107M, c/n 2411, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154804 26Feb68; xfer HMMT-302 09Mar68' xfer NAS North Island A&T 30Oct69; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 18Feb70; xfer HMM-164 16Apr70; xfer H&MS-36, WX-??, 29Apr71; xfer H&MS-36 SUBUNIT Futenma 25Sep71; w/o 20Dec71.
1971 CH-46D 2446 US 154839 : HMM-262 /ET-05
1971 CH-46D 2449 US 154842 : BV-107M, c/n 2449, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154842 22Jul68; xfer H&MS-30 COSA 06Aug68; xfer NAS North Island A&T 20Aug68; xfer H&MS-16 COSA 10Sep68; xfer HMM-262, ET-??, 05Oct68; w/o RVN, 30Mar71.
1971 CH-53C 65-251 US 68-10922 : USAF; 1551st CCTW w/o 30nov71 hit ground during night
1971 CH-53C 65-258 US 68-10929 : USAF; 21st SOS w/o 18feb71
1971 CH-53C 65-260 US 68-10931 : USAF; 21st SOS w/o 01mar71
1971 ch-53d 65-164 US 156660 : w/o 25feb71 HMH-463 /YH
1971 ch-53d 65-171 US 156667 : w/o 18feb71 HMH-463 /YH
1971 ch-53d 65-249 US 157149 : w/o 21apr71
1971 ch-54a 64-046 US 68-18444 : Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-046, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A 68-18444 unk; w/o 01Feb71.
1971 h-19b 55-617 N5096V : Trans Alaska Helicopters at Anchorage, AK Jun69; w/o 12aug71 at Valdez, Alaska
1971 h-34a 58-1122 N1172U : w/o 22jan71
1971 h-34a 58-201 V1 54-921 : feb68
1971 h-34a 58-390 V1 54-3035 : xfer VNAF as CH-34C, 54-3035, 1967; w/o 29Jan71.
1971 h-34a 58-463 V1 55-4485 : feb68
1971 h-34g.III 58-1678 DE QK+583 : Sikorsky H-34G.III, c/n 58-1678, ff?; ordered MDAP by USN as 150806, unk; del W.German Herresflieger as QK+583, unk; recoded QK+141, unk; recoded 81+08, 1967; w/o 18May71.
1971 h-34g.ii 58-1089 DE 80+24 : Sikorsky H-34G.II, c/n 58-1089, ff?; del W. Ger Heeresflieger as ?, unk; recoded 80+24; w/o 28SEP71.
1971 hh-1k 6311 US 157187 : HAL-3. w/o 18oct71
1971 hh-1k 6319 US 157195 : w/o 09jul71
1971 hh-52a 62-089 US 1404 : I found a website that showed pics from 2007 of the Mount Erubus crash site. 1404 is still there...
1971 HH-53C 65-148 US 68-8285 : w/o 21jul71, shot down in Laos
1971 HH-53C 65-196 US 68-10366 : USAF; 37th ARRS w/o 25nov71 near DaNang Vietnam
1971 hss-1 58-119 V1 139021 : xfer VNAF as UH-34G 139021, 1970; w/o 21Feb71.
1971 hss-1 58-49 V1 138491 : 18dec68
1971 hss-1 58-529 US H-71 : xfer Air America as H-71, Aug69; lost in Luang Prabang area, Laos, 16/17Feb71.
1971 hss-1 58-621 V1 143902 : xfer VNAF as UH-34G, 143902, 20Feb70; w/o 09Oct71.; [Also claimed to be wfu & xfer AMARC, 25Feb70 and later xfer to Orlando Helicopter, unk.]
1971 hss-1 58-646 US H-72 : xfer Air America as H-72, Aug69; lost near New Paksong, Laos, 01Oct71.
1971 hss-1 58-667 V1 143923 : xfer [MAP] to Vietnam AF as UH-34G, 143923, 13Mar70; w/o 08Nov71.
1971 hss-1 58-698 UY A-061 : correct w/o date is 14nov71 and the collision was on the ground and not mid-air
1971 hss-1 58-722 UY A-062 : Aviacion Naval d/d 09oct71; ex BuNo 143941; w/o 04nov71 mid-air collision with A-061
1971 hss-1n 58-1721 US 150725 : del USMC as UH-34D, 150725, 14Jan64; damage sustained 10Nov71; w/o MARTD Lakehurst, NJ, 17Jan72.
1971 hss-2 61-008 US 147144 : w/o 21sep71 attached to Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii. Contacted the water with its tail rotor crashed and sank in the Kauai channel
1971 hss-2 61-076 US 149002 : 29dec71 at John Hay AFB Baguio, Luzon, Philippines. Crashed on take-off, minor injuries to 17 persons aboard
1971 hus-1 58-1382 US 148797 : written off Midway Island and scaped in situ
1971 hus-1 58-1725 US 150729 : Sikorsky UH-34D, cn 58-1725, ff:?; del USMC as UH-34D, 150729, 16Jan64; w/o MARTD Detroit, 20Aug71.
1971 hus-1 58-1764 US 153126 : Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USN under MDAP as 153126; to Air America. Lost Sep 3, 1971, Laos.
1971 hus-1 58-578 LA 4647 : xfer Royal Laotion Air Force as 4647, before 03Oct69; w/o Southeast Asia, 19Aug71.
1971 kv-107ii-4 4020 JP 51706 : KV-107II-4, c/n 4020,?ff? del?JGSDF as 51706, date?; units unknown; w/o in crash, 12Nov71.
1971 kv-107ii-4 4045 JP 51723 : KV-107II-4, c/n 4045, ff?; del JGSDF as 51723, date?; units unknown; w/o 01Mar71.
1971 oh-13s 4004 GR ES714 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19623; d/d 18feb71; w/o 16mar71 with 8th LAS


1971 oh-13s 4009 GR ES719 : Hellenic Army; FMS 69-19629; d/d 18feb71; f/f 15mar71 as ES719; w/o 08nov71 with 15th LAS
1971 oh-58a 40300 US 68-16986 : US Army; 15mar71 w/o
1971 oh-58a 40332 US 69-16111 : w/o 1971 in Vietnam. Her nick name was Triple Penny
1971 oh-6a 1217 US 68-17257 : w/o 24jul71 Cambodia
1971 S-55C 55-1070 CL H-52 : S-55C; fach; w/o 28dec71
1971 S-55C 55-950 ZA ZS-HCL : Autair d/d 1968; ex SAAF A5; w/o 27may71 Emergency landing on Bird Island off the Eastern Cape coast; Driveshaft failure. Attempt to replace engine failed and the helicopter was later disposed of; canc 17aug71
1971 S-55C M55-022 JP 40022 : Mitsubishi S-55C, c/n M55-022, ff?; del JGSDF as UH-19C 40022 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 19Aug71.
1971 s-58c 58-395 BE B13 : (OT-ZKM) displayed at Musee Royal de l Armee, at least 1978-1980
1971 s-62a 62-018 JP JA9006 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-018, ff?; sold as components to Mistubishi 12Jan62; built as MS-62J, c/n M62-002, ff?; Nishi Nippon Airways as JA9006, 24Apr62; w/o Miyaki-Gun, Saga, 13Oct71.
1971 S-62J M62-002 JP JA9006 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-018, ff?; sold as components to Mistubishi 12Jan62; built as MS-62J, c/n M62-002, ff?; Nishi Nippon Airways as JA9006, 24Apr62; w/o Miyaki-Gun, Saga, 13Oct71.
1971 S-65C-3 65-236 IL 133 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-236 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N6973R; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 133, Oct69; dived into sea off northern Sinai, near Yamit, 2 crew + 8 pax killed, w/o 08Jul71.
1971 S-65C-3 65-240 IL 141 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-240 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N6977R; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 141, Jan70; crashed while catching UAV, parachute caught and damaged rotor, crew recovered; w/o 03Sep71.
1971 sa316b 1694 SG 206 : RSAF, w/o 10nov71
1971 sa316b 1766 AR 0650 : accepted ARA 16sep70 as 4-H-6. crash with wires 21jan71
1971 sa318c 1993 BE A52 : Belgian Army c/n 1993/C620-A70 assembled at SABCA; 08aug71 w/o
1971 sa318c 2080 BE A71 : Belgian Army c/n 2080/C695-A156 assembled at SABCA; 08aug71 w/o
1971 sa321g 141 FR 141 : FN d/d 1969; 32F; w/o 07mar71 crashed at Lanvéoc-Poulmic naval air base
1971 sa330c 1014 DZ 7T-WUC : Algerian airforce; w/o 19nov71
1971 sa330c 1026 DZ 7T-WUD : Algerian airforce; w/o 01apr71
1971 sa330c 1035 PT 9507 : sabotaged by communist militias in Portugal, after being received from France. It was kept in an Hangar at Tancos AFB3
1971 se3130 1015 FR 1015 : ALAT. w/o 10nov71
1971 se3130 1529 DE 75+94 : PD-139; PD-209; HFB4; HFS4; w/o 24.09.1971 Gundelfingen
1971 se3130 1898 CH V-55 : Swiss AF; w/o 22feb71 at Jona SG
1971 se3130 1919 CH V-65 : Swiss AF; w/o 27aug71
1971 se3160 1308 NL H-08 : w/o 08oct71 crashed near Klarenbeek Holland due to main gearbox failure. Two injured
1971 sh-3d 61-346 US 152692 : USN; HS-11 w/o 04aug71
1971 sh-3d 61-448 US 156502 : USN; HS-3 w/o 18jun71
1971 sh-3d 61-450 US 156504 : USN; HS-3 w/o 12feb71
1971 Sioux wa343 UK XT184 : AAC; Sioux AH.1 d/d 05Oct65, w/o 11Jun71
1971 Sioux wa410 UK XT498 : AAC - Displayed at RAF Benson Airshow 1969
1971 Sioux wa425 UK XT513 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 05Jan67, w/o 20Jan71
1971 Sioux wa576 UK XV322 : RAF Sioux HT.2 d/d 16feb68, w/o 06may71, s.o.c. 28may71
1971 TH-1L 6407 US 157812 : HT-8 w/o 01dec71
1971 TH-1L 6438 US 157843 : HT-8 w/o 16jul71
1971 uh-12e 2192 UK G-ASIH : pod minus boom at Bourn by 1972, still there by Jun 1979.
1971 UH-1B 259 NO 613 : BuNo 60-3613. w/o 21apr71
1971 UH-1D 8199 DE 71+39 : HTG 64, w/o 11.06.71 Rosenheim
1971 uh-1d 4938 VE 0897 : FAV d/d 1969; BuNo 65-9894; w/o 19jul71
1971 uh-1d CL H-80 : fach d/d 1966; w/o 06nov71
1971 UH-1E 6059 US 151865 : Crashed on takeoff from USS Tripoli (LPH-10). We had the CO of the MEU on board.
1971 UH-1E 6187 US 154965 : HML-269 w/o 07jun71
1971 UH-1F 7105 US 65-7964 : USAF; w/o 19apr71 at Edwards AFB, CA
1971 UH-1F 7110 US 66-1214 : w/o 09oct71, pilot & 6 passengers, pilot was only survivor. http://www.rotorheadsrus.us/documents/uh_1f_ellisworth_afb_1971.html
1971 uh-1h 9767 AU A2-767 : RAAF 9 Sq. Shot down Long Hai mountains, South Vietnam 17 Apr 1971
1971 UH-1L 6212 US 157853 : HAL-3 w/o 23dec71
1971 UH-1N 31027 US 69-6621 : USAF 20th SOS, w/o 04dec71 Ban Me Thout, Vietnam; only USAF UH-1N lost to hostile action during war
1971 UH-1N 31407 US 158236 : w/o 25jul71
1971 UH-46A 2118 : Scroggins Aviation from 09nov17 for its movie mockup company
1971 V44A 42-10 SE 01002 : participated in the International SAR Helicopter Meet at RAF Thorney Island, Jun 1969
1971 Wasp f.9552 ZA 83 : w/o 25 Nov 1971 near Luanda.
1971 Wasp f.9725 UK XV630 : To RNEC Manadon by Apr 1972.
1971 has.1 wa 34 UK XM875 : I was on the forward AA with two lookouts on board the USS Bigelow and saw it happen. RD3 Curtis Deal
1971 has.1 wa 67 UK XP116 : AES Lee, still as /520 (A2618) by Mar 1978
1971 has.1 wa 80 UK XP147 : Westland Wessex HAS.1 del Royal Navy 31jul62; conv HAS.3, unk; w/o 14jul71 ditched 30m off Portland
1971 hu.5 wa174 UK XS500 : Westland Wessex HU.5 del Royal Navy 27jun64; w/o 15jan71 crash on water off Loe Bar Beach, Porthleven, Cornwall. 1 fatality
1971 mk.60 wa696 ID PK-HBR : lsd Bristow Masayu Helicopters as PK-HBR, unk; w/o, crashed at sea, 08Jun71.
1971 har10 wa346 UK XP303 : 110 Sq/B by Jul 1963. /C by Apr 1967. w/o 24 Jan 1971 at Peak Alpha (Hong Kong) with 28 Sq following fire, after striking an obstacle in the hover.
1971 har.4 wa 42 UK XJ426 : Ditched while with 22 Sq, following fire indications, off Lundy Is 22 Aug 1971
1971 har.4 wa 48 UK XJ432 : XD801 ntu. Loaned to Queens Flight (as HC.2 ?) 1958-59, conv to HAR.10, 28 Sq/S by Jun 1968. w/o 18 Jan 1971 with 28 Sq after engine failure at Sai Kung, Hong Kong New Territories.
1971 yhc-1b b-001 US 59-04982 : Vertol Model 114, c/n B-001, ff: n/a; YHC-1B 59-04982 was rolled out on 28Apr61 and immediately bailed to Vertol as a test bed. Tied down securely on the Vertol plant ramp, this aircraft became the subject of an endurance project designed to explore the durability of the power plant and drive train system before delivery to the US Army on 26Oct62; redesignated YCH-47A Nov62; accumulated 3,854.0 aircraft hours before being administratively struck off charge on 01Jun71. It was moved to Aberdeen Proving Grounds on 17May72 for ballistic testing; current status and whereabouts unknown.
    119 C/N found.


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