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    Year 1971 accidents

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    Sikorsky S-65 H-53 Accidents


    YearVersionC/N
    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 : 01mar71 KNIFE 34 with Major Milton H. Ramsey, pilot, and Captain Tijerina, co-pilot, the CH-53C (# 68-10931) departed Nakhon Phanom RTAFB at 0830 to deliver Laotian troops to Lima Site 20 at Sam Thuong in northern Laos. "KNIFE 34" was hit by enemy fire while en route, knocking out one engine, but the crew was able to sustain flight until they reached LS20. "KNIFE 34" crashed on landing, spun right, rolled downhill, flipped and burst into flames. Major Milton Ramsey was a CH-53 pilot serving for the 21st Special Operations Squadron at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB. Both Captain Tijerina and the pilot were killed in the crash. The flight engineers, SSgt G. Pearson and SSgt F. Deck, were able to escape the aircraft and were rescued.
    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 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 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.
        10 C/N found.


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