Helicopter Accidents


Year 1974 accidents

List of helicopter accidents

Aerospatiale Alouette II 2
Aerospatiale Alouette III 1
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 4
Agusta AB47 1
Bell 204 3
Bell 205 2
Bell 206 8
Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 1
Bell 212 5
Bell 47 2
Boeing-Vertol 107-ii 1
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 5
Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook 1
Bristol Type 171 Sycamore 1
Dornier UH-1D 1
F+W Emmen SA316B Alouette III 1
Fairchild-Hiller FH-1100 2
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 2
Kaman Seasprite 1
Mil Mi-6 Hook 1
Mil Mi-8 Hip (1st Gen) 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 6
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 5
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 4
Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 1
Sud Aviation SE3210 Super Frelon 1
Westland Scout 2
Westland Sea King 4
Westland Wessex 5

1974 206a 14 ANSETT-ANA VH-ANC : Ansett Transport Industries from May67, test serial Bell Helicopters VH-FVR; 1970 to to Airfast Services; w/o 03may74
1974 206a 166 D-HILD : Bell 206A cn166, ff:?; del Germany as D-HILD, unk
Helitrans AS LN-ORI : xfer Helitransport AS, Norway as LN-ORI, unk; w/o Lyngenfjord, 18Sep74
1974 206a 332 G-AXAY : xfer Alan Mann, UK as G-AXAY, unk; lsd Plessey Company, unk; w/o Inkpen Hill, Hungerford, Berkshire, on 07Mar74, 2 fatalities.
1974 206a 454 Bell Helicopter N2284W : Bell 206A, cn454 ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N2284W, unk
N32TA : del Interwest Corp as N32TA, unk; w/o ivo Berthoud Fields, CO when aircraft rolled 390 ft downhill after impact with mtn slope. Density alt abt 14000ft, 03Aug74, 1 fatality.
1974 206a 465 Bell Helicopter N2265W : Bell 206A cn465, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N2265W, unk; del Gay Airways as N2265W, unk; w/o ivo Valdez, AK, 23Jun74.
1974 206a 543 N4833 : Bell 206A cn543, ff:?; del So-Nat-Gas Co as N4833, 1970; w/o flew into river on approach to heli-pad, Gloria, LA 08Mar74, no fatalities.
1974 212 30530 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-644 : FAP d/d 1972; w/o 26jan74
1974 212 30532 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-646 : FAP d/d 1972; w/o 11sep74 crash on jungle after engine one door opened, disengaged and impacted with the tail rotor. No casualties
1974 212 30620 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-605 : FAP d/d 1974; w/o 16may74
1974 212 30633 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-608 : FAP d/d 1974; w/o 06oct74
1974 369hm 101-0218M Arma Aerea de la Armada Española Z.13-4 : Armada 006-4. 6 escuadrilla. w/o 22feb74
1974 369hm 39-0032M Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-22 : FAA d/d nov69; w/o 18Apr74 Paraguay river
1974 47 7508 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-657 : FAP d/d 1972; w/o 13mar74
1974 47g-3 6809 Royal New Zealand Air Force NZ3707 : RNZAF. w/o 02apr74
1974 ab47g-3b 1566 Army Air Corps XT104 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 15Jan65, s.o.c. 11Mar74 as CAT 5(C)
1974 ah-1g 21124 Arma Aerea de la Armada Española Z.14-5 : Marina 7-005. BuNo 72-21461. w/o 22feb74
1974 ch-113a 4007 Boeing Helicopters N4630G : Boeing BV-107II-28
Canadian Army (1945-1968) 10413 : Canadian Army CH-113A Voyageur d/d 05Feb65
Canadian Armed Forces 11313 : CAF from 1968; w/o 20mar74 crash south of Namao, Alberta
Canadian Armed Forces 11313 : 11313 crashed near NAMAO, ALBERTA during night maneuvers on March 19, 1974 (Not in BC as noted). The crew of three, Capt. Ronald Raymond Fleming (36), Captain Ronald George Davidson (31) and MCpl Malcom Ross Caton (29) all perished in the crash. An investigation revealed the mishap resulted from internal rotor blade spar erosion and cracking resulting in about three metres of one of the forward blades detaching in flight. This resulted in a catastrophic mid-air breakup of the aircraft.
1974 ch-136 44067 Canadian Armed Forces 136267 : BuNo 71-20932. 408 sqd w/o 09may74
1974 ch-147 b-718 Canadian Armed Forces 147001 : CH-47C G-001. BuNo 74-22058. w/o 18oct74 prior delivery. Replaced by 147009
1974 ch-3e 61-651 US Air Force 69-5807 : USAF; conv HH-3E; w/o 06dec74 Portage Pass Anchorage, Alaska. Pilot killed
1974 CH-46A 2035 US Marine Corps 150950 : BV-107M, c/n 2035; ff ?; del to USMC 31Aug64 as CH-46A 150950; asgd Boeing FR Morton, PA; xfer HMM-265 13Nov64; xfer Boeing FR 31mar65; asgd Boeing RDT&E 14Jun65; xfer NPRO Rep Morton, PA 06Dec68; xfer NARF Charry Point 08Aug69; xfer HC-6 01May70; xfer LPH-7 USS Guadacanal 26Jun70; xfer MARTD Norfolk, 5S-408 01Dec70; stor MASDC DMAFB as 1J 23Apr72; xfer NARF Cherry Point 23Aug73
US Navy 150950 : redesig HH-46A 05Sep73; xfer NAS Pensacola 02Mar74; xfer HCT-16 01Nov74; w/o, crashed into sea near USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN-69, 01Mar78.
US Navy 150950 : w/o 01mar78 HC-16 /BF-410 90m E Jacksonville, FL
1974 CH-46D 2227 US Marine Corps 153337 : BV-107M, c/n 2227, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153337 23Nov66; xfer H&MS-26 Sub Unit 1 02Dec66; xfer HMM-161 31Dec66; xfer HMM-261 28Dec67; xfer HMM-264 14Mar69; xfer HMMT-402 23Jan70; xfer USS Guam, LPH-9, 29Mar71; xfer HC-6, HW-??, 06Nov72; xfer USS Guam, LPH-9, 01Mar73; xfer HC-6, Det 2, HW-?? 09Aug74; lost at sea 17Dec76, 125 km E of Cagliari, Sardinia, 3 injured, 1 killed.
US Marine Corps 153337 : w/o 17dec76 HC-6 Det2 /HW-02 USS San Diego
1974 CH-46D 2230 US Marine Corps 153340 : BV-107M, c/n 2230, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR, Morton PA as CH-46D 153340 03Dec66; xfer H&MS-26 Sub Unit 1 09Dec66; xfer HMM-161 31Dec66; xfer HMM-261 27Dec67; xfer HMM-264 09Oct69; xfer HMMT-402 31Jul70; xfer NAS North Island A&T 27Dec70
US Navy 153340 : ; xfer HC-3, Det 109, SA-??, 19Jan71; w/o 10Jul74.
1974 CH-46F 2495 US Marine Corps 156425 : BV-107M, c/n 2495, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 156425 06Feb69; xfer HMM-162 24Feb69; xfer H&MS-26 27Jan71; xfer HMM-261 16Jun71; xfer NAS North Island A&T 07Feb72; xfer HMM-262, ET-?, 23Mar72; w/o 23Sep74.
US Marine Corps 156425 : Apr82 Conv to a CH-46E and transf from NAVDEPOT Cherry Point, NC to HMM-262 Kaneohe Bay, HI
1974 CH-46F 2575 US Marine Corps 157676 : BV-107M, c/n 2575, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157676 18Dec69; xfer HMM-365 22jan70; xfer H&MS-26 05Feb71; xfer HMM-162, YS-??, 04Nov71; w/o 03Apr74.
1974 ch-53a 65-027 US Marine Corps 152400 : Sikorsky S-65A, c/n 65-027, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53A 152400, unk
US Marine Corps 152400 : w/o 26jul74
1974 ch-53d 65-200 US Marine Corps 156953 : USMC
US Marine Corps 156953 : w/o 30may74 HMH-463 /YH
1974 ch-53d 65-297 US Marine Corps 157171 : Sikorsky S-65C, c/n 65-297, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157171, unk
US Marine Corps 157171 : w/o 19jul74 with HMM-162
1974 FH-1100 154 Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-303 : Ejercito d/d oct68; w/o 14mar74
1974 FH-1100 155 Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-304 : Ejercito d/d oct68; w/o 27feb74
1974 h-34a 58-330 Armée de l'Air SKY.330 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-330; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.330, 16Jul56; coded GE, unk; coded DW, unk; coded VP, unk; soc 22Jul70; rtnd Sikorsky
Sikorsky Helicopters N1145U : rtnd Sikorsky as N1145U, 1970; conv S-58ET, unk
Okanagan Helicopters CF-OKR : 31may72
C-FOKR : sold Universal Helicopter, Canada as C-FOKR, unk; accident 20Aug74.
1974 h-34g.III 58-1606 US Navy 150778 : Sikorsky H-34G.III, c/n 58-1606, ff?; ordered by West German goverment, as H-34G.III, MDAP nmbr 150778, ntu; acc US Navy, BWR FR, Stratford as CH-34A 150778, for Germany, 27Mar63 (US Navy records show soc 27Mar63)
Heil Ha'Avir 150778 : del IDF/AF (as part payment for war reparations) as 150778, 27Mar63
Sikorsky Helicopters N4376S : rtnd Sikorsky (as part payment for S-65C) as N4376S, by Jul72; conv to S-58ET, by 1973
Sikorsky Helicopters N4376S : 21nov73
Líder Aviação PT-HFU : xfer Lider Taxi Aereo as PT-HFU, 22Feb74; w/o crashed at sea off Sao Luiz, Brazil, 28May74.
1974 h-34g.III 58-1614 US Navy 150782 : Sikorsky H-34G.III, c/n 58-1614, ff?; ordered by West German goverment, as H-34G.III, MDAP nmbr 150782, ntu; acc US Navy, BWR FR, Stratford as CH-34A 150782, for Germany, 09Apr63 (US Navy records show soc 19Apr63).
Heil Ha'Avir 150782 : del IDF/AF (as part payment for war reparations) as 150782, 09Apr63.
Sikorsky Helicopters N4380S : rtnd Sikorsky (as part payment for S-65C) as N4380S, by Jul72; status unk.
Sikorsky Helicopters N4380S : 11jun73
OB-T1042 : SAASA
OB-T1042 : w/o 30jul74
1974 h-34g.III 58-1637 US Navy 150788 : Sikorsky H-34G.III, c/n 58-1637, ff?; ordered by West German goverment, as H-34G.III, MDAP nmbr 150788, ntu; acc US Navy, BWR FR, Stratford as CH-34A 150788, for Germany, 06May63 (US Navy records show soc 19May63)
Heil Ha'Avir 150788 : del IDF/AF (as part payment for war reparations) as 150788, 19May63
Sikorsky Helicopters N4383S : rtnd Sikorsky (as part payment for S-65C) as N4383S, by Jul72; conv to S-58ET, 1972
Sikorsky Helicopters N4383S : 21nov73
Líder Aviação PT-HFW : xfer Lider Taxi Aereo as PT-HFW, 04Mar74(73?); w/o crashed at Quieimadas Beach, Maranhao, Brazil, 06Feb74.
Líder Aviação PT-HFW : Lider, noted date unk
1974 hh-1h 17103 US Air Force 70-2459 : USAF; 06mar74 damaged, wfu 20may74
1974 hh-1k 6324 US Navy 157200 : HAL-3; w/o 30apr74; preserved Pacific Aviation Museum ?
1974 hss-1 58-743 US Navy 143947 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-743, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 143947, 05Feb58; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; socas UH-34J, NAS Brunswick, ME, 06Mar72;
N85128 : xfer Chicago Helicopter as N85128, unk; xfer Tundra Helicopter as N85128, unk; [also reported converted to S-58BT 08Aug73 and w/o with SAASA at Cali, Colombia 07Jan74. This appears more probable as Rotorspot only lists 58-707 as N85128]
N40809 : 8aug73
N40809 : w/o 7jan74

1974 hss-1n 58-1666 Marina Militare Italiana MM150821 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1666, ff?; del to Marina Militare Italiana under MDAP as SH-34J, MM150821, 23, 28Aug63; recoded 4-03, unk; crashed near Campalecina, 18Oct74.
1974 hss-2 61-012 US Navy 148034 : USN; conv SH-3G; HC-1 w/o 22jul74
US Navy 148034 : 24aug71
US Navy 148034 : www.logbookmag.com reports: "61-012, HSS-2, 148034, Notes: USN. Re-designated as SH-3A on 18 September 1962. Later upgraded to SH-3G specifications. On 22 July 1974, while assigned to HC-1, Det 4, it was written of at Imperial Beach, California. One other source has a rather bizarre end to this Sea King. Some information remains the same - on 22 July 1974, this SH-3G was assigned to HC-1, Det 4, however the demise of this Sea King occurred some 70 miles from Manila, in the Philippines, while operating from the USS Ranger. This source says that the Sea King was hit by an AIM-9 air-to-air missile fired from a McDonnell F-4 Phantom II, assigned to VF-21. The Sea King went down and the crew of six perished. Any further info?"
US Navy 148034 : This tragic incident I saw with my own eyes. The USS Ranger was having an air show for the crew and also at least 1 destroyer, following close behind us. I was a Flight Deck Trouble Shooter for the A-6 aircraft, I was in 1 of two A-6 Squadrons on board. There were at least 2 air to air missiles fired from the Phantom aircraft at the time of the incident. The first missile fired came within feet of hitting the stack of the destroyer then into to water it went. The second missile fired struck the helicopter. There was a massive explosion that totally destroyed the helicopter. The only thing you could see is the rotors, still trying to turn. I still cant believe this took place. This disaster (40 years ago) still haunts me to this day.
US Navy 148034 : I was with RVAH-13, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron Thirteen (Heavy) "Bats", flying RA-5C Vigilante ... and as I remember it, I was coming onto the flight deck to install a component into the jet, and I looked up and behind me as the HC was coming to land, and then noticed the SAM heading for the destroyer and I said 'oh shit' several times. The HC seemed to go full throttle and lifted and the SAM caught onto the heat signature from the HC and went directly into her and she exploded. I dove into the catwalk and saw the HC nearing the water below and it exploded again. I then picked up the tossed equipment and continued to the vigilante to install it. I was numb and in shock from the incident ... and am still dealing with it to this day ...
1974 hss-2 61-138 US Navy 149721 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-7 w/o 06nov74
US Navy 149721 : Off USS Saratoga, an S-2 Tracker saw lights in the water and radioed in. Pilots had gotten vertigo, in a sonar hover, black night overcast, and no horizon. Free streamed the sonar and reach 500’ before low air speed and weather conditions caused lose of control. Aircraft crashed and sank, all 4 crew exited under water.
1974 hss-2 61-261 US Navy 151548 : USN; conv SH-3G; w/o 24oct74; to Carson
Carson Helicopters - : Carson; as hull/spares; ex 151548
1974 mi-6 Ejercito del Peru EP-633 : w/o 11oct74
1974 mi-8t 52044 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-633 : OB-1679. w/o 11oct74
Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-633 : Whilst browsing have come upon your info on FAP-633; 30may74 I have a photo of it taken at Iquitos Intl. and it has the second registration of OB-E-964. I believe this Mi 8t to be the one that went down on return to Lima. the crew appearing some days later trekking from the crash site in the upper reaches of the Amazon
1974 oh-58a 40238 US Army Aviation 68-16924 : US Army
US Army Aviation 68-16924 : 1970 pictured at Vinh Long Army airfield, Vietnam
US Army Aviation 68-16924 : w/o 11feb74
1974 s-61a-4 61-494 Tentara Udara Diraja Malaysia FM-1715 : Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri, c/n 61-494, ff:?; del RMAF as FM-1715, 13Mar72; w/o 08Sep74.
1974 S-65C-3 65-241 Heil Ha'Avir 143 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-241 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N6978R; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 143, Jan70; collision on landing at Mahanayim landing strip, crew + 6 psgs killed, 19Apr74.
1974 sa315b 2298 OE-EXX : written off 1974
1974 sa316b 128/1074 Schweizer Luftwaffe V-252 : SUI w/o 19Aug74
1974 sa316b 1831 schreiner airways PH-NNX : schreiner toward 1972
5N-AEV : Nigeria w/o february 1974
1974 sa321h 180 Al Quwwa al Jawwiya al Iraqiya iq180? : Iraqui airforce; w/o 04feb74
1974 sa330b 1031 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1031 : ALAT; w/o 22oct74
1974 sa330e 1068 Royal Air Force XW203 : Also allocated Fairey series c/n F.9750.  ff 23 Mar 1971, dd 5 Apr 1971. Lost control and crashed nr N. Whitchurch and w/o 15 Nov 1974 while with 33 Squadron
1974 sa330f 1147 5N-AKE : ex PH-ACF; 5N-AKE w/o 19apr74
1974 sa330f 1207 Bundespolizei D-HAXB : BGS; w/o 23mar74 fire on ground Lubeck
1974 ah.1 f.9531 Army Air Corps XR631 : w/o 19jun74, Vogelsang, W.Germany
1974 ah.1 f.9536 Army Air Corps XR636 : crashed during a roulement detachment to Northern Ireland, near Armagh, whilst with 664 Sq on 12 Apr 1974.
Army Air Corps XR636 : scr Gosport
1974 se3130 1802 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A36 : Belgian Army c/n 1802/C440; 18sep74 w/o
1974 has.1 wa 632 Fleet Air Arm XV644 : f/f 7 Aug 1969, d/d 19 Aug 1969. HAS.1  700Sq(S) Sq/582-CU 1969, /528-PO by Jul 1971. Ditched in English Channel off Portland and sank when flotation bags failed while with 737 Sq on 19 Nov 1974 and recovered. Wreck at Fleetlands by Jun 1976.
Fleet Air Arm XV644 : to A2664 at Lee-on-Solent by 1986 still there by 1988. Scrapped Predannack by May 1994.
1974 has.1 wa 655 Fleet Air Arm XV667 : f/f 14/07/1970, d/d 06/08/1970, w/o 12/12/1974
Fleet Air Arm XV667 : f/f 14 Jul 1970, d/d 6 Aug 1970 as HAS.1, 826Sq/145-E by 1971, ditched in Bay of Biscay on 12 Dec 1974 in heavy sea while with 826Sq/145-TG operating from HMS Tiger.
1974 has.1 wa 673 Fleet Air Arm XV702 : Westland Seaking HAS.1, f/f 26/05/1971; del Royal Navy as XV702, 14/07/1971; w/o 21/03/1974.
Westland XV702 : Paris Air Show/476 May 1971
Fleet Air Arm XV702 : 824Sq/054-R by Aug 1971
Fleet Air Arm XV702 : crashed into cliff and w/o 21 Mar 1974 near The Lizard while with 824Sq as /054-R.
Fleet Air Arm XV702 : wreck to AIU Lee by Apr 1974.
1974 mk41 wa 765 Marineflieger 89+61 : w/o after a test flight at Westland. Used for Training at MTS in Kiel/Holtenau.
1974 mk.52 13480 Marineflieger WE+548 : w/o 10.74
Luftwaffe 78+22 : Luftwaffe
1974 TH-1L 6418 US Navy 157823 : HT-18 w/o 30nov74
1974 UH-1C 3113 Luftforsvaret 855 : UH-1C-BF BuNo 65-12854; to Norway as UH-1B 855; w/o 4sep74
1974 UH-1D 8186 Luftwaffe 71+26 : HTG 64, w/o 09.03.74 Hubinsel/Ostsee
Luftwaffe 71+26 : Noted on Ahlhorn fire dump by 1975 until at least 1982
1974 uh-1d 8594 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-10 : FAA d/d 1967, FMS BuNo 66-16400; w/o 22dic74 crashed in Antarctica
1974 UH-1N 31659 US Marine Corps 158783 : to Mexico Gov as civ XC-GIC
Gobierno de Mexico XC-GIC : PGR d/d 1974. w/o 22sep74. ex BuNo 158783
1974 UH-2A 77 US Navy 149775 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 77, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149775 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; unit xfers unk; redesig, UH-2C unk; xfer HCT-16, 2H-???, unk; w/o 13Dec74, NAS Pensacola, FL.
US Navy 149775 : 1965 as UH-2A type HU-2 Det.38 /HU-03
US Navy 149775 : conv UH-2C unk
US Navy 149775 : 1970/71 as UH-2C type HC-1 Det.2 /UP-006 on CVA-63 USS Kitty Hawk
1974 has.1 wa 71 Fleet Air Arm XP138 : Westland Wessex HAS.1 d/d Royal Navy May62; conv HAS.3; 737 Sqn /PO-654; w/o 15jul74 ditched on English Channel off Chesil Bank, Dorset on approach to RNAS Portland. 3 fatalities. Hull salvage by HMS Kinbrace 2 days later
1974 has.1 wa255 Fleet Air Arm XS875 : Westland HAS.1, c/n WA255, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS875, 06/01/1966; w/o 03/1974; to Brize Norton fire dump 09/1976; perished 1978.
Fleet Air Arm XS875 : w/o 07sep74 off north Scotland on taking-off from HMS Ark Royal (R09)
Fleet Air Arm XS875 : 737Sq/527-PO by Feb 1966; 737Sq Hampshire Flt/402-HA by Mar 1968 still Jun 1968; Culdrose store Jan 1970; 706Sq/573 by Jul 1970; 771Sq by Mar 1971; Ark Royal SAR Flt/047-R by May 1973, crashed on deck and fell over side 7 Sep 1974 recovered by airlift to Lossiemouth; RNAY Fleetlands Dec 1974 for spares recovery; to Brize Norton by Oct 1976 scr. 1978.
1974 has.31 wa208 Fleet Air Arm (RAN) N7-208 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA208, f/f:28/11/62; del RAN as N7-208, 818, 20Dec62; ditched 19/11/74 off Beecroft Head NSW. Pilot Lt(P)P Davidson RAN, SBLT(P) Jackson RAN, SBLT(O) J.D. Jones RAN, and LSA Payne crew. Engine failure in hover. Ditched and only one inflation bag operated. Aircraft turned upside down and sank. Crew rescued safely by Wessex 815.
1974 has.31 wa222 Fleet Air Arm (RAN) N7-222 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA222, f/f:21/06/63; del RAN as N7-222, 832, 29Jun63; With LEUT Leck(P), RAN & LEUT Ledger(P), RAN, asgd HT 725 Sqdn.; Attached to HMAS Stalwart.; Crashed 12/11/74 during a forced landing on beach at Stockyard Point in the ShoalWater Bay, QLD training area North of Rockhampton after experiencing loss of engine power at 30 metres altitude.; Airlifted by RAAF Chinook helicopter to Rockhampton.; On 04/05/86 embarked in HMAS SUCCESS.; Currently at RSTT Wagga Wagga. (To be a part of the RAN Historic Flight?)
1974 hu.5 wa299 Fleet Air Arm XT477 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA299, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT477, 09/03/1966; w/o 18/02/1974.
Fleet Air Arm XT477 : Fitted with ski for trials by Feb 1969. Stored Fleetlands, 845Sq/J-H by Dec 1973, crashed into Norwegian Sea 18 Feb 1974, E of Harstad, Norway and w/o.
1974 ych-53e 65-391 US Marine Corps 159121 : Sikorsky S-65E prototype Super Stallion, c/n 65-391, ff: 01Mar74; del USN NPRO as YCH-53E, 159121, unk; w/o 15Sep74.
US Marine Corps 159121 : 01mar74 pictured on its maiden flight. Note the different tail planes compared to the later production models, the first of which flew on 13dec80
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