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Sikorsky S-58 H-34 Accidents


YearVersionC/N
1971 h-34a 58-1122 Armée de l'Air 1122? : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-1122; del France Armee de l'Air as 1122?, unk;
Sikorsky Helicopters N1172U : 10jan71
N1172U : w/o 22jan71
1971 h-34a 58-201 US Army Aviation 54-921 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-921, 05Feb56; to H-34C by Jan62; sos Aviation School, Fort Rucker, AL, Jun67; xfer VNAF, unk; w/o 07Apr71.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 54-921 : feb68
1971 h-34a 58-390 US Army Aviation 54-3035 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-3035, 27Nov56; to H-34C by Jan62; soc, Aviation School, Fort Rucker, AL, Jun67;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 54-3035 : xfer VNAF as CH-34C, 54-3035, 1967; w/o 29Jan71.
1971 h-34a 58-463 US Army Aviation 55-4485 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 55-4485, unk; to vietnam AF, 09Feb57; to H-34C by Jan62; soc Transportation Depot, Germany, Jun67; xfer VNAF, unk; w/o 09Oct71.
US Army Aviation 55-4485 : 1963-1967, asg A Company 504th Aviation Battalion 4th Armored Division; 1966 photo Katterbach Germany (Ansbach Army Airfield) behind Hanger 7 Building 5807
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 55-4485 : feb68
1971 h-34g.III 58-1678 Heeresflieger 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 Heeresflieger 80+24 : Sikorsky H-34G.II, c/n 58-1089, ff?; del W. Ger Heeresflieger as ?, unk; recoded 80+24; w/o 28SEP71.
1971 hss-1 58-119 US Navy 139021 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-119, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 139021, 15Oct55; soc NARF Pensacola, 06Aug70;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 139021 : xfer VNAF as UH-34G 139021, 1970; w/o 21Feb71.
1971 hss-1 58-49 US Navy 138491 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-49, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138491, 18Oct55; redesig UH-34G, Oct62; soc NARF Pensacola, 18Dec68; xfer MAP to VNAF, 1968; w/o 27Sep71.
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 138491 : 18dec68
1971 hss-1 58-529 US Navy 143879 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-529, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 143879, 01Jun57; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; soc NARF Pensacola, for MAP, as UH-34G, 25Apr69;
Air America H-71 : xfer Air America as H-71, Aug69; lost in Luang Prabang area, Laos, 16/17Feb71.
1971 hss-1 58-621 US Navy 143902 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-621, ff?; del USN as 143902, 12Aug57; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; soc for MAP, NARF Pensacola, 11Jul69;
US Air Force 143902 : xfer USAF as UH-34G, 143902 for MAP, 14Jul69; soc 20Feb70
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 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 Navy 143911 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-646, ff?; del USN as 143911, 05Sep58; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; soc as UH-34G [for MAP], NARF Pensacola, 25Apr69;
Air America H-72 : xfer Air America as H-72, Aug69; lost near New Paksong, Laos, 01Oct71.
1971 hss-1 58-667 US Navy 143923 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-667, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 143923, 11Oct57; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; soc 11Jul69, NARF Pensacola, for MAP; wfu & stor MASDC as HD???, unk, soc 13Mar70;
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa 143923 : xfer [MAP] to Vietnam AF as UH-34G, 143923, 13Mar70; w/o 08Nov71.
1971 hss-1 58-698 US Navy 143934 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-698, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 143934, 14Dec57; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), 934, unk; sos MASDC Tucson, as UH-34J, 934, 09Jan70; xfer to Uruguay Naval Aviation as A-061, 1971; w/o in midair collision with c/n 58-722, A-062, 04Nov71.
Aviacion Naval Uruguaya A-061 : Aviacion Naval d/d 09oct71; ex BuNo 143934; w/o 04nov71 mid-air collision with A-062
Aviacion Naval Uruguaya A-061 : correct w/o date is 14nov71 and the collision was on the ground and not mid-air
1971 hss-1 58-722 US Navy 143941 : del USN as HSS-1, 143941, 14Dec57; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; loaned to USAF 06Jan65 - 22Apr66; soc MASDC Tucson as UH-34J, 09Jan70;
Aviacion Naval Uruguaya 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 Marine Corps 150725 : del USMC as UH-34D, 150725, 14Jan64; damage sustained 10Nov71; w/o MARTD Lakehurst, NJ, 17Jan72.
1971 hus-1 58-1382 US Marine Corps 148797 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1382, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 148797, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o 14Oct71.
US Marine Corps 148797 : written off Midway Island and scaped in situ
1971 hus-1 58-1725 US Marine Corps 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 Air America 153126 : Sikorsky UH-34D ordered by USN under MDAP as 153126; to Air America. Lost Sep 3, 1971, Laos.
1971 hus-1 58-578 US Marine Corps 144647 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-578, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144647, 07Jun57; admin strike, HMRL-163 at MCAS Santa Ana, CA or NAS Cubi Point, PI, 20Dec60;
US Army Aviation 55-5244 : xfer US ARMY as 55-5244, (paper s/n for transfer purposes only), 20Dec60;
Air America H-B : xfer to Air America as H-B, 20Dec60; soc 27May63
CIC-5 : xfer International Control Commission, 27May63; current 16May64
Lao People's Armed Forces 4647 : xfer Royal Laotion Air Force as 4647, before 03Oct69; w/o Southeast Asia, 19Aug71.
1971 s-58c 58-395 SABENA OO-SHM : 1958 pictured at Brussels, note the modified S-58 nose
SABENA OO-SHM : Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-395, ff?; handed over to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.plant, Bridgeport, CT, 27Dec56; delivered to Sabena NV, Brussel, 10Jan57; registered OO-SHM (CofR 1117) Sabena NV, Brussels, 15Jan57; inaugural service Paris-Issy (Capt.P.Vaneberck), 03Mar57; leased to Elipadana SpA, Milano, operated services Milano-Torino and Milano-Lugano, 29Apr60; returned to Sabena, Brussels, 21Jul60; transferred to the Congo for operations in Katanga (KAT44, registration was not carried on the aircraft), 27Sep60; returned to Sabena, Brussels, Dec62; cancelled from the Belgian Civil Register, 21Oct63;
Elipadana OO-SHM : leased to Elipadana SpA, Milano, as OO-SHM, operated services Milano-Torino and Milano-Lugano, 29Apr60; returned to Sabena, Brussels, 21Jul60
Force Aérienne Belge B13 : taken on charge Belgian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Short Range Transport) callsign B-13/OT-ZKM (tt: 4856 hrs), 21Oct63; ferried to Sabena NV at Brussel-Zaventem for major overhaul, 10Jan64; suffers cat.4 mishap at Koksijde, 22Jul64; transported to Evere for storage, 24Jul64; transported to Sabena at Brussel-Zaventem for repairs, 09Dec64; cat.1 mishap - during take-off the left door of the motor compartment opens at 1000 feet, 15Feb66; cat.1 mishap - tail-rotor servo feedline rupture, 11Nov66; looses the antenna of the radio compass during flight, 28Dec66; ferried to SABCA, Gosselies for IRAN inspection, 21May69; xfer Helicopter Squadron, Koksijde, Apr71; suffered cat.5 accident after the pilot lost control, the helicopter crashed in the Rudolph-Blum Strasse in Broichweiden, a suburb of Aachen (Germany). The pilot managed to avoid a few houses. Crew Cdt. Brokken (pilot), Adj. L.Degeest, 15Oct71; wreck transferred to Royal Army Museum, Brussel (as exhibit), 23Nov72; noted at Brussels Air Museum, 1978-1980; swapped with B6 and transported to Evere for scrapping, 1981; sold for scrap, 1982.
Force Aérienne Belge B13 : (OT-ZKM) displayed at Musee Royal de l Armee, at least 1978-1980
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