Helicopter Accidents


Year 1976 accidents

List of helicopter accidents

Aerospatiale Alouette II 3
Aerospatiale Alouette III 3
Aerospatiale Gazelle 1
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 6
Agusta ab204 1
Agusta ab206 1
Agusta ab212 1
Agusta ab47 1
Bell 204 4
Bell 205 5
Bell 206 3
Bell 209 ah-1 cobra 3
Bell 212 3
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 3
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation ca-32 kiowa 1
Dornier UH-1D 4
F+W Emmen SA316B Alouette III 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 1
Kaman seasprite 1
Kawasaki Heavy Industries kv 107-ii 2
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 4
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 4
Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 1
Sikorsky S-64 CH-54 1
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 4
Sud Aviation S-58 1
Sud Aviation se3210 super frelon 1
Westland scout 1
Westland sea king 2
Westland sioux 2
Westland wasp 1
Westland wessex 6
Westland whirlwind 3

1976 206a 192 PHI Inc N143PA : Bell 206A cn192 ff:?; xfer Petroleum Helicopters as N143PA, 1968; w/o near Intercoastal City, LA, 19Jan76
1976 206a 228 Bell Helicopter N7941S : Bell 206A cn227, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N7941S, unk; xfer Hanson Aviation as N7941S, unk; w/o when lost power over mountain slope, near Bishop, CA, 22Jun76
1976 212 32215 Heil Ha'Avir 047 : IAF; w/o 20aug1976
1976 369hm 59-0050M Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-31 : FAA d/d nov69; w/o 1976 Moron
1976 ab204as 3234 Marina Militare Italiana MM80522 : Marina 3-34. Gruppo Elicotteri 5. w/o 13may76 in sea off Isola d Elba
1976 ab206a 8247 Silāḥ al-Jaww as-Sulṭāniy ‘Umān 604 : RAFO from 1970 to w/o 25dec76
1976 ab212 5548 Oman Royal Flight A4O-AD : ORF; fate unk
Oman Royal Flight A4O-AD : 1976 Went into the water on night approach off the back of the old Royal yacht 'Al Said'. No fatalities
1976 ab47g-3b 1573 Army Air Corps XT115 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 04May65 w/o 03Aug76
1976 ah-1j 26010 US Marine Corps 157766 : USMC; w/o 16oct76
1976 ah-1j 26035 US Marine Corps 157791 : USMC; w/o 25jun76
1976 ah-1j 26053 US Marine Corps 159213 : USMC; w/o 27may76
US Marine Corps 159213 : SN-03 was assigned to HMA-169 when it crashed at NAS North Island, CA. Both pilots were ok. I heard the cause was a failed walking beam
1976 ca-32 kiowa 44530 Australian Army Aviation A17-030 : type: Commonwealth CA-32 Kiowa
Australian Army Aviation A17-030 : w/o 16jun76 hit wires and crashed at High Range, North of Townsville
1976 ch-118 3219 Canadian Armed Forces 118107 : RCAF 107. w/o 02jan76
1976 ch-136 44035 Canadian Armed Forces 136235 : BuNo 71-20900. 444 sqd w/o 16may76
1976 CH-46F 2498 US Marine Corps 156428 : BV-107M, c/n 2498, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 156428 13Feb69; xfer HMM-163 01Mar69; w/o 13May76.
1976 CH-46F 2557 US Marine Corps 157658 : BV-107M, c/n 2557, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157658 23Oct69; xfer HMM-264 06Nov69; further unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-264, EH-??, w/o 19Jul76.
1976 CH-46F 2576 US Marine Corps 157677 : BV-107M, c/n 2576, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157677 23Dec69; xfer HMM-365 28Jan70; xfer H&MS-26 08Feb71; xfer HMM-162 06Dec71; xfer H&MS-26 15Feb74; xfer HMM-162, YS-??, 06Nov74; w/o 16May76.
1976 ch-53a 65-020 US Marine Corps 152393 : Sikorsky S-65A, c/n 65-020, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53A, 152393, unk; xfer USAF as CH-53A, 67-14427, unk; [Numbers temporarily assigned to CH-53A borrowed from USMC to fill a temporary shortage of training aircraft. Returned to USMC.]
US Marine Corps 152393 : w/o 19mar76 HMH-772 /MT-405
US Marine Corps 152393 : Non fatal, hulk was still out in the trees at NAS Willow Grove in 81
1976 ch-53a 65-084 US Marine Corps 153313 : Sikorsky S-65A, c/n 65-084, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53A 153313, unk
US Marine Corps 153313 : w/o 26jul76 HMH-361
1976 CH-53C 65-256 US Air Force 68-10927 : USAF; Nov75 CH-53C type 601st TASS new delivered
US Air Force 68-10927 : w/o 17mar76 at Sembach Germany, asg 601st TASS. 4 fatalities
1976 ch-53d 65-319 US Marine Corps 157743 : USMC CH-53D
US Marine Corps 157743 : w/o 04nov76 HMH-462 /YF-
1976 ch-54b 64-083 US Army Aviation 69-18475 : Sikorsky S-64B, c/n 64-083, ff?; del US Army as CH-54B 69-18475 unk; w/o (damaged beyond repair), 06Apr76.
US Army Aviation 69-18475 : crashed killing two of four while on manuvers at Ft. Sill, OK
1976 h-34a 58-719 US Army Aviation 56-4321 : del US ARMY as H-34A, 56-4321, 09Jan58; to CH-34C Apr64; soc Atlanta Government Depot, GA, May71; xfer Mississippi National Guard, Jun71-Oct74; wfu & xfer MASDC as XJ190, 04Nov74, soc 28Jun75.
Fuerza Aerea de Nicaragua FAN517 : xfer Nicaraguan AF as FAN517, 28Jun75; w/o 07Sep76; sold as scrap, unk.
1976 h-34g.III 58-1613 US Navy 150781 : Sikorsky H-34G.III, c/n 58-1613, ff?; ordered by West German goverment, as H-34G.III, MDAP nmbr 150781, ntu; acc US Navy, BWR FR, Stratford as CH-34A 150781, for Germany, 09Apr63 (US Navy records show soc 19Apr63)
Heil Ha'Avir 150781 : del IDF/AF (as part payment for war reparations) as 150781, 19Apr63;
Sikorsky Helicopters N4379S : rtnd Sikorsky (as part payment for S-65C) as N4379S, by Jul72; conv to S-58ET, 1972
Líder Aviação PT-HFV : xfer Lider Taxi Aereo as PT-HFV, 28Feb74; w/o off coast of Marana Island, 24Mar76.
1976 h-34g.ii 58-1092 Heeresflieger 80+27 : Heer PF+204, QA+464, PF+332, 80+27. test serial N935
Sikorsky Helicopters N82807 : Sikorsky Nov73-Apr74
Bristow G-BCRU : Bristow Helicopters Ltd from Nov74; w/o 21apr76 forced landing after tail rotor detached on approach at BP Forties Field platform C, North Sea. 1 (of 10) fatalily; canc Dec83
1976 HH-1K 6326 US Navy 157202 : HAL-3; w/o 19mar76
1976 hh-52a 62-140 US Coast Guard 1461 : USCG HH-52A
US Coast Guard 1461 : w/o Mar76 crashed off Vancouver Island
US Coast Guard 1461 : w/o 29feb76 approx 0130 experienced compressor stall at approx. 200ft agl. Successful autorotation to water off Cape Beale, Barclay Sound, Vancouver Island, BC. Crew and one survivor of Canadian F/V Bruce I rescued by Canadian CG. Helicopter dashed against rocky coastline, destroyed.
US Coast Guard 1461 : Last flight of CG1461 - Lt Brian Mills, Ens Steve Duffy, USN, AT2 Duane Stenback, Reid Dobell, survivor
1976 hss-1 SA.184 Force Aérienne Belge B7 : FAB OT-ZKG d/d Feb62; leased to navy as minesweeper, used anchor in roundel; w/o 08jan76 St.Idesbald, engine problem
1976 hss-2 61-182 US Navy 149912 : USN; conv HH-3A; to SH-3G type
US Navy 149912 : conv SH-3G; HC-1 w/o 14oct76
1976 kv-107ii-16 hkp4c 4079 marinen 04066 : KV-107II-16, c/n 4079, ff ?; del Swedish Navy as 04066, w/o 06Nov76.
1976 kv-107ii-4 4062 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 51733 : KV-107II-4, c/n 4062, ff?; del JGSDF as 51733, date?; units unknown; w/o 21Sep76.
1976 S-55 55-790 Royal Canadian Air Force (1945-1968) 9626 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-790, ff:?; ordered by P&WC for RCAF; del RCAF as 9626, 01Nov54.
CF-JTG : ex 9626; S-55T w/o 10apr76
1976 s-58b 58-279 Heil Ha'Avir 15 : N740A Sikorsky ff 8.5.56.TO IAF S/N 15 shipped 6.4.60 arrived Haifa port 25.4.60. crashed in lake Kineret in May 1962 when on a mission of lifting a crashed Magister trainer from the lake.It hovered too low and sunk.The crew escaped in safe.It was recovered,Overhauled and returned to service.WFU,Sold, To N4371S Carson HLCPTS INC.MOD TO S-58E.Converted to S-58ET.to OY-HAR,N229SW Crashed into vessel Endy @ Jedda,Saudi Arabia 8.9.76
Sikorsky Helicopters N740A : Sikorsky S-58B, c/n 58-279, ff: 08May56; reg Sikorsky as N740A, 1956; del Israel Defense Force / Air Force as 15, 1960; sold Carson Helicopter as N4371S, Jul72; conv S-58ET, unk; w/o after crashing into vessel "Endi", Jeddah, 08Sep76.
1976 s-61d-3 61-478 Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil N-3008 : accepted Marinha 28apr1970. w/o 19aug1976
1976 sa315b 2282 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-62 : FAA d/d 13dec72; w/o 08dec76
1976 sa315b 2299 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-63 : FAA d/d 07may73; w/o 09jan76 crashed at Cerro Mercedario, San Juan province
1976 sa316b 139/1085 Schweizer Luftwaffe V-263 : SUI w/o 26Jul76
1976 sa316b 1674 Força Aérea Portuguesa 9343 : FAP; w/o 22jun76
1976 sa321g 147 Aéronautique Navale 147 : FN d/d 1970; 32F; w/o 17mar76 drashed in Iroise Sea
Aéronautique Navale 47 : crashed after main rotor blade attachment rupture
1976 sa330b 1034 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1034 : ALAT; w/o 12feb76

1976 sa330b 1137 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1137 : ALAT w/o 24may76
1976 sa330b 1151 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1151 : ALAT w/o 18dec76
1976 sa330e 1191 Royal Air Force XW230 : RAF Puma HC.1; w/o 28aug76
Royal Air Force XW230 : w/o 28aug76 crash in Belize, 1563Flt
1976 sa330f 1187 Pelita Air Service PK-PDW : Pelita air service; 1975 pictured during a oil prospecting project in West Iran. Notice old Pelita badge on heli door. The Iranian Long Period Array (ILPA), a local seismic network consisted of seven stations, was also installed in this period; w/o 02feb76 at Bobonaro, East Timor
1976 sa330h 1294 force aerienne du congo TN-231 : Zaire airforce d/d May75; w/o 11mar76
1976 ah.1 1195 Army Air Corps XW900 : 1975 660Sqdn AAC at Soest, Germany
Army Air Corps XW900 : AAC AH.1; w/o 25may76 at Soest, Germany during NVG trials; reser TAD900 Middle Wallop; instructional airframe at Bramley Camp
1976 ah.1 f.9708 Army Air Corps XV133 : w/o 9jan76, Crossmaglen, N.Ireland
1976 se3130 1184 Schweizer Luftwaffe V-44 : Swiss AF; w/o 26oct76 at Tödi-Hüfihütte
1976 se3160 1132 Air Force of Zimbabwe RRAF506 : Aerospatiale SA.316 Alouette III cn1132, ff:?; del Royal Rhodesian AF as RRAF506, 21Aug63
Air Force of Zimbabwe 7506 : reserialled RhAF as 7506, unk; w/o 25Jul76.
1976 se3160 1616 Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina 0641 : accepted ARA 31oct69 as 4-H-21. Then 4-H-l and 2-H-l. Crash at sea from aircraft carrier ARA 25 de Mayo (V2) 15oct76
1976 has.1 wa 657 Fleet Air Arm XV669 : RN HAS.1 f/f 12aug70, d/d 03sep70; w/o 31mar76 to Fleetlands A2659
Fleet Air Arm XV669 : HAS.1 706 Sq/597-CU Nov 1970; 820Sq/410-BL by Jul 1973, ditched off Portland after severe vibration and w/o 31 Mar 1976 while with 820Sq; Wreck to AIU Lee by Apr 1976
Fleet Air Arm XV669 : to A2659 /410-BL Culdrose ETS by 1977; Fleetlands by Jun 1983, to A2602 G.I. Fleetlands still 2004, scrapped 2010 ?
1976 mk50 wa 790 Fleet Air Arm (RAN) N16-113 : ff 24 Oct 1974, ex G-17-4, G-BCHZ. To RAN dd 22 Apr 1975 as HS-817/904. Ditched in Jervis Bay 30 Nov 1976 after transmission failure. Sank during salvage attempt.
1976 sh-3a 61-311 US Navy 152117 : USN; conv SH-3G; w/o 22jan76 as /NG-732 HS-6 CVW-9 pictured after ditch on ocean; crew rescued, a/c fate unk
US Navy 152117 : helo ended up on the seafloor in 3920 ft ( 1200 m ) of water off California coast
1976 sh-3d 61-369 Arma Aerea de la Armada Española Z.9-4 : Armada 005-4 MAP BuNo 153535; w/o 14apr76
1976 sioux wa406 Army Air Corps XT247 : AAC Sioux AH.1 Scrp Wroughton EGDT Sep76
1976 sioux wa575/was212 Royal Air Force XV321 : RAF Sioux HT.2 d/d 03jan68, 24mar75 to G-BCZK
G-BCZK : Reg to British Executive Air Services Ltd, Coventry EGBE, , w/o 20oct76
1976 TH-1L 6428 US Navy 157833 : HT-18 w/o 30mar76
1976 TH-1L 6445 US Navy 157850 : HT-18 w/o 28feb76
US Navy 157850 : Believe this was Lt Murphy flying training mission on H-1. Lost for more that 2 days in forest near Pensacola. Tallest piece of wreckage was 3 ft high. RIP crew cd
1976 UH-1D 8144 Luftwaffe 70+84 : HTG 64, ABDR Fassberg, w/o 28.02.76 Jadebusen
1976 UH-1D 8183 Luftwaffe 71+23 : HTG 64, w/o 25.04.76 Koblenz
1976 UH-1D 8193 Luftwaffe 71+33 : HTG 64, w/o 12.10.76 Grieskar/Alpen
1976 UH-1D 8377 Heeresflieger 72+57 : w/o 23.09.1976 Homberg
1976 UH-1E 6098 US Marine Corps 152432 : HT-18 w/o 29jul76
1976 uh-1h 10060 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC283 : FAC, BuNo 67-18413; w/o 24dec76
1976 uh-1h 11885 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-16 : FAA d/d 1969, FMS BuNo 65-15597; w/o 06dec76 in Antarctica
1976 uh-1h 13221 Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-411 : Ejercito. BuNo 72-21522 d/d 13sep73; w/o 05may76 crashed near Rio Caspichango, Tucuman during Operativo Independencia. 4 killed
1976 uh-1h Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC286 : FAC d/d 1969, BuNo unk; w/o 24dec76
1976 UH-1N 31635 US Marine Corps 158550 : HML-268. w/o 13feb76
1976 UH-1N 31683 US Marine Corps 159207 : HMM-262 ET. w/o 24jun76
1976 UH-2B 163 US Navy 151326 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 163, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 151326 unk; redesig UH-2B in 1962; conv HH-2D unk; conv SH-2F unk; xfer HSL-33, TF-10, unk; crashed into San Diego Bay, 15Jul76?; soc approx 10Dec80.
US Navy 151326 : 1967-68 UH-2B type asg HC-1 Det.14 /UP-97
US Navy 151326 : 1974-75 asg HSL-33 Det.10 USS Brewton (FF-1086) and USS Schofield (FFG-3)
US Navy 151326 : 10dic80 pictured as HSL-33 /HF-10 after crashed in San Diego Harbor
1976 wasp f.9571 Fleet Air Arm XS544 : d/d 06 Apr 1964. Zulu Flt/482 by May 1964; Fleetlands by Sep 1965; 829 Sq HQ Flt /501-PO by Jun 1966
Fleet Air Arm XS544 : tail rotor damaged on 24 Jun 1969 during ground handling accident at Portland, while XV629 was being moved; NASU Culdrose, then Fleetlands, then Lee-on-Solent for storage until c Dec 1972.
Fleet Air Arm XS544 : 829 Sq Yarmouth Flt / 456 by Feb 1973
Fleet Air Arm XS544 : w/o 26 Aug 1976 with 829 Sq, crashed into Firth of Forth during a families day for HMS Yarmouth ships company.
1976 has.1 wa 25 Fleet Air Arm XM844 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA025, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XM844, 26/05/1961; conv HAS.3, unk; w/o 13/12/1976.
Fleet Air Arm XM844 : 815Sq/302-R by Sep 1961, 815Sq/302-C by Mar 1963, 814Sq/345-V by Jan 1964, 815Sq/305-C by Oct 1964 until c Jun 1965.
Fleet Air Arm XM844 : to Westland for HAS.3 conversion 1965 completed by 1967. 737Sq/535-PO by Nov 1967. 820Sq/413-BL by May 1969. RNAY Wroughton by Jan 1973. RNAY Fleetlands by Mar 1975.
Fleet Air Arm XM844 : 737Sq Devonshire Flt/403-DV by Sep 1976. crashed on take off from HMS Devonshire west of Lundy Island and sank 13 Dec 1976.
1976 has.1 wa264 Fleet Air Arm XS884 : Westland HAS.1 d/d Royal Navy 08mar66; w/o 11oct76 ditched off Camel Estuary, Cornwall ; scr Lee-on-Solent nov78
1976 hc.2 wa197 Royal Air Force XS678 : Westland Wessex HC.2 f/f 19mar65, d/d RAF 02apr65
Royal Air Force XS678 : 72 Sq/K by Jun 1968 still Sep 1968.
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XS678 : w/o 19mar76 with ETPS; front fuselage to Hawker de Havilland, Australia for engine development studies
Silāḥ al-Jaww as-Sulṭāniy ‘Umān XS678 : seconded to Sultan of Oman Air Force as XS678, unk
1976 hu.5 wa274 Fleet Air Arm XT452 :
Fleet Air Arm XT452 : HU.5 built at Yeovil. d/d 4 May 1965. 707Sq/Q by Feb 1966, Culdrose store by Aug 1967, 707Sq/S-CU by Feb 1969 still Jul 1971, 707Sq/WS-VL by May 1972. To Bangladesh 1973 (overseas aid donation ?).
bangladesh biman bahini WA274 : ex UK RN XT452. In service late 1973. w/o 30 Sep 1976.
1976 hu.5 wa480 Fleet Air Arm XT758 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA480, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT758, 27/07/1966; w/o 16/01/1976.
Fleet Air Arm XT758 : into storage, 848Sq/VB-VL by Jan 1975, w/o 16 Jan 1976 with 848 Sq/VB-B when ditched and sank while operating from HMS Bulwark.
1976 mk.60 wa560 Bristow G-ATSC : Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA560, 1967;
PH-THZ : lsd Netherlands as PH-THZ, unk;
Bristow G-ATSC : rtnd Bristow, UK as G-ATSC, unk;
HC-ASD : lsd Colombia as HC-ASD, unk;
Bristow G-ATSC : rtnd Bristow, UK as G-ATSC, unk; ditched in the North Sea 65 km NE of Humber Estuary, shortly after takeoff from West Sole gas rig platform C, after both engines stopped due to ingestion of the not removed engine intake covers, 14 occupants, no casualties, 08Mar76.; [Note: ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19513, states c/n as WA544.]
1976 har10 wa343 Royal Air Force XP300 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA343, ff: 25Aug61; del Royal Air Force as XP300, 29Sep61; w/o 27Apr76, scr Wroughton, 1984.
Royal Air Force XP300 : RAF, noted in storage at Wroughton 21Oct78 - shell of cab remains only at that time.
1976 har10 wa373 Royal Air Force XP357 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA373, ff 18Apr62; del Royal Air Force as XP357, 01May62; w/o 13jun76 forced landing on Newgale Beach, Brawdy, Dyfed; wfu; 19aug78 to Manston, Kent as i/a 8499M; scr Stock, Essex, Aug93
Royal Air Force XP357 : 225 Sq/J by Jul 1965.
1976 har.2 wa110 Royal Air Force XJ764 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA110, ff: 05Mar56; del Royal Air Force as XJ764, 26Mar56; conv HAR.10, unk; w/o 03Sep76 & scr Akrotiri, 1985.
Royal Air Force XJ764 : JEHU/7 by 1956, JHU/7 by Oct 1956, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956
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