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    YearVersionC/N
    1972 206a 120 US N6249N : Bell 206A cn120, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N6249N, unk; xfer US as N6249N, unk; w/o when hit power lines and trees in approach to Stonewall, TX, 08Dec72.
    1972 206a 197 AU VH-FOY : Bell 206A cn197 ff:?; del Airfast Services Pty. Ltd., Mascot, N.S.W. Australia as VH-FOY, unk; crashed into sea ~1/2 mile south-east of Heron Island, Queensland, 22Jan72, 3 fatalities.
    1972 206a 23 SE-HBN : xfer Jamtlands Aero AB, Sweden as SE-HBN, unk; w/o 29Jun72
    1972 206a 429 US N1494W : Bell 206A, cn429, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N1494W, unk; del Flightways Inc as N1494W unk; w/o when fuel tank vent became clogged and aircraft DBR, ivo Dingmans Ferry, PA, 18Jun72.
    1972 206a 460 N25BB : Bell 206A cn460, ff:?; del private US N25BB, unk; w/o when main rotor retention strap failed and helo crashed ivo New Cumberland, PA, 26Jun72, 4 fatalities.
    1972 206a 555 US N8171J : Bell 206A cn555, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N8171J, unk; del US as N8171J, unk; w/o when acft rolled to right and crashed after takeoff from 10 deg downslope fld, ivo Milford PA, 23Feb72.
    1972 269B 35-0176 PH-KAH : from dec69 ex Belgium w/o 15feb72
    1972 47 25064 PE FAP-653 : FAP d/d 1972; w/o 13sep72
    1972 ab204as 3216 IT MM80509 : Marina 3-21. Gruppo Elicotteri 2. w/o 25jun72 in sea off Crotone
    1972 ab204as 3218 IT MM80511 : Marina 3-23. Gruppo Elicotteri 2. w/o 01feb72 in sea off Puglia
    1972 ab204b 3058 IT MM80283 : AMI 31-6. 93 Gruppo. w/o 25may72 at Capo Frasca, Cagliari
    1972 ab204b 3109 IT MM80384 : Esercito E.I.230. EM-1 type. w/o 13jan72 Ospitaletto Castegnato, Brescia
    1972 ab205a 4171 OM 708 : Royal Air Force of Oman; w/o 26apr72
    1972 ab206a 8296 LN-OQS : K/S Helikopter Service; w/o 06may72 Kap Wijk
    1972 ab47g 14 IT MM80085 : GdiF-2; w/o 19apr72 Monte Argentario, GR
    1972 ab47g-3b 1569 UK XT106 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 26Jan65, w/o 03Feb72
    1972 ah-1g 20748 US 68-17020 : US Army; 24apr72 w/o
    1972 B-2 455 G-ATJY : 9 Nov 1972, crashed at Kidlington, following failure of main rotor blade.
    1972 ch-124 61-286 CA 12420 : I was part of the rescue crew that pulled the surviver from the water. Is there anyone else out there Chester Kingston
    1972 ch-124 61-340 CA 12432 : CAF; ex 4032; w/o 15Nov72
    1972 ch-135 32018 CA 135118 : BuNo 70-15667. 430 sqd. w/o 10jun72
    1972 ch-135 32038 CA 135138 : BuNo 70-15687. 427 sqd. w/o 14feb72
    1972 CH-46D 2186 US 152564 : xfer HC-6, Det 1, HW-??, 07Jan72 Call sign HW-12 Lost at sea
    1972 CH-46D 2273 US 153375 : 02dec72, After blade engagement on start up, aft blade severed the drive shaft between fore and aft rotors resulting in a de-sync and blade separation. Aircraft was still chained to deck, preventing any further possible damage. No serious injury to 8 pax on board or deck crews.
    1972 CH-46D 2292 US 153394 : BV-107M, c/n 2292, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153394 18May67; xfer HMM-365 21May67; xfer HMM-162 08Nov67; xfer HMM-163 28Feb69; xfer HMMT-302 22Apr69; xfer HMM-263 26Jul69; xfer HMM-161 28Dec69; xfer H&MS-16 COSA 12Nov71; xfer H&MS-56 COSA 23Apr71; xfer HMM-161 15Jul71; xfer HC-6, Det 2, HW-?, 17Jan72; w/o 20Feb72 ivo Norfolk, VA.
    1972 CH-46D 2380 US 154029 : BV-107M, c/n 2380, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154029 09Nov67; xfer HMM263 24Jan68; xfer HMM-262, ET-11, 18Apr68; xfer H&MS-36 18May71; xfer HMM-165, YW-04, 17Oct71; w/o during Operation Saklolo, Philippine Flood Relief Ops, 13Aug72.
    1972 CH-46F 2616 US 157717 : BV-107M, c/n 2616, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157717 21Nov70; xfer HMMT-402 01Dec70; dam 25Apr72; xfer HMT-204 01May72; xfer NARF Cherry Point 30May72; w/o 01Jun72.
    1972 CH-46F 2618 US 157719 : BV-107M, c/n 2618, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157719 25Nov70; xfer HMM-162 04Dec70; xfer H&MS-26 14Apr71; xfer HMM-162, YS-??, unk; w/o 11Oct72.
    1972 ch-53a 65-100 US 153714 : w/o 29feb72 with HMH-363
    1972 ch-53d 65-162 US 156658 : w/o 11jul72 with HMM-165
    1972 ch-53d 65-247 US 157147 : w/o 13may72 crashed near Hue, South Vietnam while inserting S.Vietnam marines. Pilots were Capt fine ,Lt Furman, Corp Ken Gatewood, Corp Rick Buffington and myself Sarg P J Douglas. The a/c was destoryed by F-4 Phantoms after our e-vac
    1972 ch-53d 65-320 US 157744 : w/o 28jan72 with HMH-362
    1972 ch-54a 64-044 US 68-18442 : Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-044, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A 67-18442 unk; w/o (damaged beyond repair), 24Apr72.
    1972 ch-54b 64-082 US 69-18474 : Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-082, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B 69-18474 unk; w/o (damaged beyond repair), 28Jul72.
    1972 FH-1100 151 AR AE-300 : Ejercito d/d oct68; w/0 04jun72
    1972 h-34a 58-1128 VH-UHV : w/o 25mar72 after departure Oil Rig 137 miles from Darwin ditched in the harbour at Darwin. Tail rotor separate from the aircraft in flight
    1972 h-34a 58-321 US 54-2914 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2914, 24Jul56; to CH-34C Jun64; soc Transportation Depot, Germany, Sep70; AVSCOM reports crashed Dec72.
    1972 h-34a 58-901 US 57-1720 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 57-1720, unk; crashed Dec 1972.
    1972 hh-1k 6310 US 157186 : w/o 01feb72
    1972 hh-1k 6316 US 157192 : w/o 02jun72
    1972 hh-3f 61-636 US 1474 : Cmdr. Paul Lewis was at the stick. Flew with him in San Diego on the H3's. Best damn pilot and ex academy guy who would have become commandant. Huge loss of a qualified pilot and bird. Likely a tailrotor failure they said.
    1972 hh-53c 65-189 US 68-10359 : USAF; 40th ARRS w/o 27mar72 Laos
    1972 hh-53c 65-191 US 68-10361 : USAF; 37th ARRS w/o 18aug72 at Danang, Vietnam during rocket attack
    1972 hh-53c 65-195 US 68-10365 : USAF; 37th ARRS w/o 06apr72 vietnam during Bat 21 rescue
    1972 hh-53c 65-267 US 69-5788 : w/o 27dec72 lost in Laos when its refueling probe was damaged by enemy ground fire and they could not air refuel. The helicopter was landed on a hill top as it was running out of fuel and abandoned. It was destroyed by A-7 bombing.
    1972 hss-1 58-752 US H-73 : xfer Air America as UH-34D, H-73, Aug69; w/o in Laos 10May72 due to damage sustained 19Mar72.
    1972 hss-1n 58-1308 BR N-3005 : Marinha. ex FAB 8554. d/d 1966. w/o 10nov72 at Serra das Araras
    1972 hss-1n 58-1395 IT MM149083 : Marina 4-05. MAP BuNo 149083. Gruppo Elicotteri 5. w/o jun72 at San Marinello
    1972 hss-2 61-003 US 147139 : 09jan69 deployed aboard USS Catskill (MCS-1) to HC-7 Det 113, Atsugi Japan, returned to USA HC-5 August 1970


    1972 hss-2 61-114 US 149699 : USN; conv SH-3G; HC-1 Det6 w/o 08may72
    1972 hss-2 61-150 US 149732 : One engine stalled on take off when full of fuel, landed in water, other engine failed when trying to yank it out of the water. One float bag busted when trying to attach crane from ship. Order was given to abandon recovery, ship ran over other floatation bag and a/c sank. Crew utilized 7-man life-raft.
    1972 hss-2 61-235 US 151531 : Hit mountain. 5 onboard and all survived w/1 minor injury
    1972 hus-1 58-1152 US 147192 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-1152, ff:? del USMC as HUS-1, 147192, unk; redesig UH-34D, Oct62; w/o 10Apr72.
    1972 hus-1 58-1188 US XW-PHC : w/o 12nov72
    1972 hus-1 58-1781 US H-92 : w/o 19may72
    1972 hus-1 58-1802 US H-62 : 27sep67
    1972 kv-107ii-5 4030 JP 84-4804 : KV-107II-5, c/n 4030, ff?; ordered as 74-4804; del JASDF as 84-4804, date?; units unknown; w/o 08Aug72.
    1972 has.2 1/07 UK XX469 : to Lancashire Fire Brigade training centre. Broken up at Heysham in .
    1972 s-61a-4 61-411 MY FM-1143 : Sikorsky S-61A-4, c/n 61-411, ff?; del Malaysian Air Force as Nuri FM-1143, 04Dec67; w/o 11Mar72.
    1972 S-62J M62-009 JP 8921 : Mitsubishi S-62J, c/n M62-009, ff?; del JMSDF as 8921/21, 17Feb65; w/o 13Dec72.
    1972 sa316b 1648 PT 9347 : FAP; w/o 23may72
    1972 sa330f 1112 ID PK-PHX : Pelita airservice; ex F-WRQQ; w/o 1972
    1972 se3130 1747 DE 76+72 : PA-142; PA-211; HFB1; w/o 14.11.1972
    1972 se3130 1788 DE 76+86 : PE-140; PE-209; HFB5; HFS5; w/o 23.08.1972 TrpUebPl Bergen-Hohne?
    1972 se3160 1133 ZW 5077 : reserialled RhAF as 5077, unk; w/o 17Jan72.
    1972 has.1 wa 633 UK XV645 : Noted on Fleetlands dump by Jul 1974
    1972 has.1 wa 650 UK XV662 : HAS.1 826Sq/140-E by Jun 1970, forced landing on water off the Lizard w/o 10 Apr 1972. Wreckage recovered to Falmouth; AIU Lee by May 1972; GI Portland by Jan 1973 ?
    1972 sh-3d 61-399 US 154109 : was /506, resides somewhere in the depths of the South China Sea
    1972 sh-3d 61-440 US 156494 : Sikorsky S-61D c/n 61-440 ff?; accepted USN NPRO as SH-3D 156494 1969; xfer HS-7, unk; w/o when crashed close aboard USS Saratoga (CVA-60), 31Dec72, 4 crew recovered.
    1972 Sioux wa367 UK XT208 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 03Feb66, w/o 17Mar72, stored Fivemiletown, Northern Ireland
    1972 UH-1D 8059 DE D-HAQO : BGS; w/o 05sep72 during terrorist attack Olympic Games Munich 1972 at Fürstenfeldbruck air base
    1972 UH-1D 8060 D-HAQU : Sep17 wreckage pictured still at Ta Qali, behind museums main hall
    1972 UH-1D 8182 DE 71+22 : HTG 64, w/o 05.10.72 Berzhahn/Westerwald
    1972 UH-1D 8326 DE 72+06 : Loading trainer by at the Luftlande und Lufttransportschule
    1972 UH-1D 8389 DE 72+69 : w/o 16.8.1972 Fallingbostel
    1972 UH-1D 8437 DE 73+17 : w/o 18.09.1972 Mainz-Kost
    1972 UH-1E 6113 US 153747 : HMM-164 w/o 11jun72
    1972 UH-1E 6117 US 153751 : HMM-164 w/o 13may72
    1972 uh-1h 11883 AR AE-402 : Ejercito. BuNo 69-15595. d/d 1970. w/o 08jun72
    1972 uh-1h 11938 NZ NZ3810 : RNZAF 10. 3 sqd. BuNo 69-15650. w/o 27apr72
    1972 UH-1N 31626 US 158285 : HMH-461 CJ-24 w/o 23sep72
    1972 UH-2A 44 US 149742 : 1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 as /HU-21
    1972 UH-2B 122 US 150172 : SH-2D type; HSL-30 /HT-unk, w/o 28aug72
    1972 UH-2B 132 US 150182 : w/o lost in the Mediterranean Sea due to a tail rotor drive shaft failure. All four crewmen survived without injury. I was HAC
    1972 V44A 516 SE 01004 : del to Marinen Jun 1958.
    1972 Wasp f.9561 UK XS534 : d/d 19 Oct 1963; to 700Sq (W) / 996-CU by Oct 1963 and spent some time (with autopilot fitted) aboard HMS Leander for trials; 700W Sq Penelope Flt/184-PE Jan 1964, 829 Sq /454-PE Mar 1964, until Oct 1966; 829 Sq Cleopatra Flt/463 by Oct 1968 (replacing ditched XT440); 829 Sq Scylla Flt/432 by Apr 1970 ditched and sank from HMS Scylla off Ascension Island 20 Jan 1972.
    1972 Wasp f.9723 UK XV628 : I was the mechanic on this aircraft, and onboard in the left hand seat when it crashed. We were returning to RAF Tengah at about 400ft when the pilot Lt Joseph transmitted a "Mayday" we descended rapidly spinning and out of control. I regained consciousness to find the missile aimers sight on my lap, sat in a heap of wreckage under palm trees. After freeing myself I released my SABRE aerial and within a few minutes a RAF Whirlwind appeared overhead and we were both airlifted to Changi hospital!
    1972 has.1 wa 55 UK XP104 : w/o 6 Jan 1972 with 820Sq, ditched in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta, wreckage recovered. SoC 15 Feb 1972
    1972 has.1 wa100 UK XS121 : w/o 16 Feb 1972 with 737 Sq/435-PO, ditched in English Channel off Portland; Wreck recovered to Lee-on-Solent, still there Oct 1973.
    1972 hu.5 wa164 UK XS490 : Lee-on-Solent fire dump as /G by Mar 1980.
    1972 hu.5 wa276 UK XT454 : 845 Sq/L-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
    1972 mk.60 wa462 UK G-ATCA : Pilot of crash at rhoose airport was Ben Breach who later crashed in G-ASWI in 1981
    1972 har10 wa345 UK XP302 : at 1 SoTT Halton as 8443M, ex 230 Sq / Y by Jul 1975. Still there Jan 1980.
    1972 har10 wa356 UK XP340 : to Manston by Aug 1976, still May 1977, still Jan 1980.
    1972 har10 wa365 UK XP349 : Ditched in harbour and w/o following engine failure, 13 Dec 1972 while with 22 Sq.
    1972 har10 wa379 UK XP363 : to Halton dump by Jul 1978
    1972 har10 wa405 UK XR455 : at 1 SoTT Halton as 8219M / J by Jul 1975, had boom from XP363. Still there Jan 1980.
    1972 has7 wa258 UK XM667 : to Predannack by
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