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Aerospatiale Alouette II 3
Aerospatiale Alouette III 5
Aerospatiale Gazelle 3
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 1
Agusta AB204 4
Agusta AB205 2
Agusta AB212 1
Bell 204 5
Bell 205 1
Bell 206 3
Bell 212 4
Bell 47 2
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 4
Dornier UH-1D 1
Elicotteri Meridionali CH-47C Chinook 1
F+W Emmen SA316B Alouette III 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 1
Kaman Seasprite 3
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 369HS 3
Mitsubishi S-61 3
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 4
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 2
Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 1
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 10
Sud Aviation S-58 2
Sud Aviation SE3210 Super Frelon 1
Westland Sea King 3
Westland Sioux 2
Westland Wasp 4
Westland Wessex 1

YearVersionC/N
1977 206a 180 SE SE-HGH : xfer Ostermans Aero AB, Sweden as SE-HGH, unk; w/o 17May77
1977 206a 512 US N8159J : Bell 206A cn512, ff:?; reg Bell helicopters as N8259J, unk; del US as N8159J, unk; w/o Lantana, FL 27Jan77.
1977 212 30769 AR AE-451 : Ejercito. w/o 11jan77 in Levingston Island Antarctica during a search and rescue mission of an Argentine Navy SP-2H Neptune aircraft: 3 fatalities (Tte.1ro Garcia, Tte. Merani and Sgt Segura)
1977 369hm 91-0215M ES Z.13-1 : Armada 006-1. d/d 1972 6 Escuadrilla. w/o 21jul77
1977 47g-2 1515 G-AYOE : Crashed 16 Jul 1977 nr Exmouth
1977 47g-3 6516 NZ NZ3703 : RNZAF. w/o 30jun77
1977 ab204as 3134 IT MM80368 : Marina 3-07. w/o 27jul77 ditched in sea near Sicily
1977 ab204b 3044 IT MM80280 : AMI 15-21. w/o 20oct77 Creola di Saccolongo, Padova
1977 ab204b 3150 IT MM80465 : AMI 31-16. 93 Gruppo TS. w/o 04apr77 in Appia Antica, Roma
1977 ab204b 3206 IT MM80471 : RM-114?. w/o 15feb77 at Foppolo, Bergamo
1977 ab205a-1 4215 IT MM80689 : Esercito E.I.318. w/o 25aug77 at La Villa Campaccio (Val Badia, Bolzano)
1977 ab205a-1 4259 IT MM80783 : CC-39. w/o 31oct77 at Monte Govello di Soverato
1977 ab212asw 5525 ES Z.18-2 : Marina 003-6. w/o 20jan77
1977 ch-135 32001 CA 135101 : BuNo 70-15650. AETE. w/o 06apr77
1977 ch-136 44065 CA 136265 : BuNo 71-20930. 422 sqd w/o 17feb77
1977 CH-46D 2195 US 152573 : BUNO 152573 HW 17 10Feb77
1977 CH-46F 2465 US 154858 : BV-107M, c/n 2465, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 154858 16Sep68; xfer HMM-365 28Sep68; xfer HMM-264 12Feb70; xfer H&MS-26 02Oct70; xfer HMM-264 01Dec70; xfer H&MS-26 04Aug71; xfer NAS North Island A&T 28Feb72; xfer HMM-262 23Mar72; further unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-262, ET-4, unk; w/o 04Feb77.
1977 CH-46F 2545 US 156475 : BV-107M, c/n 2545, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 156475 26Aug69; xfer HMM-261 05Sep69; xfer H&MS-26 07Sep73; xfer HMM-264 19Dec73; xfer H&MS-26 21Mar74; xfer HMM-261 30May74; xfer HMM-261, EM-?? unk, w/o 24Jun77.
1977 CH-46F 2599 US 157700 : 1976 asg HMM-162 I was a crew chief on this bird on USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
1977 ch-47c P-032 IR 5-4078 : P032 / /B762 / CD030 N31761 w/o 17jul77
1977 ch-53a 65-057 US 153288 : w/o 10mar77 HMH-361 /YN-21 unk
1977 ch-53a 65-122 US 153736 : w/o 28dec77 HMH-361 /YN to be confirmed
1977 ch-53d 65-203 US 156956 : Five Marines were killed. There was one fatality on the second aircraft the Crew Chief was killed by the Fire Bottle above the Crew Chief's seat. I guarded his aircraft until we were relieved, he was my room mate.
1977 ch-53d 65-204 US 156957 : w/o 8dec77 with HMM-261
1977 ch-53d 65-232 US 157139 : I was with lsu foxtrot 3/4 it was fully loaded internally and lifting an external load. cable snapped up into the rotor blades. Myself and others were sent to recover the bodies. I still have nightmares. L/cpl P.H.Robinson H
1977 ch-53d 65-293 US 157167 : Pilots of the second aircraft survived. Everyone in the lead aircraft perished. I was in HMH-461 but deployed to the Med when it happened.
1977 h-34g.III 58-1562 DE D-HAUB : xfer Meravo as D-HAUB, Mar76; w/o Garmisch-Partenkichen, 30Sep77.
1977 h-34g.ii 58-1091 YV-250C : w/o 21jul77
1977 h-34g.ii 58-1108 LN-OSD : w/o 12nov77
1977 hh-1k 6313 US 157189 : HAL-5 NW w/o 03nov77
1977 hh-52a 62-131 US 1448 : She went down in the Illinois river in 1977 after hitting power transmission line, all 4 crew killed
1977 HH-53C 65-198 US 68-10368 : USAF; 67 ARRS w/o 24jun77 Woodbridge Air base UK; cockpit used for training at AFB Kirtland, Albuquerque New Mexico
1977 HRS-2 55-259 US 130176 : soc 010967 Jacksonville N95760 w/o 15apr77 Lady Lake, FL
1977 hss-1 SA.132 FR SA.132 : Sud Aviation HSS-1 c/n SA.132, ff?; del France Aeronavale as SA.132, 132/T, unk; xfer 31F unk; w/o 09Nov77.
1977 hss-1 SA.137 FR SA.137 : Sud Aviation HSS-1 c/n SA.137, ff?; del France Aeronavale as SA.137, 137/S, unk; xfer 31F, unk; w/o 21Feb77.
1977 HSS-2 M61-039 JP 8035 : Mitsubishi HSS-2 c/n M61-039, ff?; del JMSDF as 8035 unk; w/o 05Feb77.
1977 HSS-2 M61-041 JP 8037 : Mitsubishi HSS-2 c/n M61-041, ff?; del JMSDF as 8037 unk; w/o 19Aug77.
1977 HSS-2 M61-053 JP 8049 : Mitsubishi HSS-2 c/n M61-053, ff?; del JMSDF as 8049 unk; w/o 07Dec77.
1977 hss-2 61-056 US 148984 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-9 w/o 17aug77
1977 hus-1 58-1438 ZS-HCX : Held for SAAF Museum by 1979 (fuselage pod only)
1977 OH-6J 6335 JP 31034 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6335, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31034 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 14Oct77.


1977 OH-6J 6373 JP 31069 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6373, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31069 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 20May77.
1977 OH-6J 6396 JP 31092 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6396, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31092 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 11Jan77; pre unk.
1977 s61n.mk2 61-475 NO LN-OSZ : Helicopter Service from 30mar76; w/o 23nov77 enroute from Stavanger to Ekofisk oil complex ditched into North Sea and sank to a depth of 984 ft (300 m). 12 fatalities
1977 S-65C-3 65-351 IL 960 : reserialled 960 unk; flew into hill on West Bank, 54 killed, 10May77.
1977 S-65C-3 65-394 IL 532 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-394 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N4008S; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 532, May75; suffered main rotor loss, crew killed, w/o 17May77.
1977 S-65C-3 65-407 IL 558 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-407, ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N4051S; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 558, Oct75; crashed, crew killed 20Nov77.
1977 sa315b 2327 AR H-65 : w/o 14jan77
1977 sa315b 2608 AR H-67 : FAA d/d 1976; w/o 17feb77 at Cerro Maipu
1977 sa316b 149/1095 CH V-273 : SUI w/o 7Sep77
1977 sa316b 1747 ZW 5713 : Aerospatiale SA.316B Alouette III cn1747, ff:?; del RhAF as 5713, Apr72; w/o 23Augr77.
1977 sa316b 1774 ZW 5172 : Aerospatiale SA.316B Alouette III cn1774, ff:?; del RhAF as 5172, Apr72; w/o 17Mar77.
1977 sa316b 1863 ZW 5176 : Aerospatiale SA.316 Alouette III cn1863, ff:?; del RhAF as 5176, Dec72; w/o 10Oct77.
1977 sa316b 1975 EC FAE-975 : FAE d/d 1972. w/o 04jun77
1977 sa316b 1982 EC FAE-982 : FAE d/d 1972. w/o 10mar77
1977 sa321g 161 FR 161 : FN d/d 1973; 32F; w/o 18may77 Crashed in Djibouti
1977 sa330g 1377 FR F-ODFM : Heli Union d/d March 1977; w/o 21may77
1977 ah.1 1485 UK XX461 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1977 ht.2 1091 UK XW859 : RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705Sqn; w/o 13jun77 collided with XX415 during formation practice at RNAS Culdrose. 1 fatality
1977 ht.2 1367 UK XX415 : RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705sqd /CU-559; w/o 13jun77 collided with XW859 during formation practice at RNAS Culdrose.
1977 se3130 1735 DE 76+69 : PG-136; PG-207; HFB7; w/o 14.04.1977 Alfeld?
1977 has.1 wa 634 UK XV646 : ditched in Bristol Channel off Lundy Isle on its way back to HMS Hermes
1977 mk43 wa 753 NO 072 : One of the crew was Kjell Asbjørn Hoem
1977 mk50 wa 794 AU N16-119 : RAN 908, ex G-17-8; w/o 09may77 crashed into Sea off Cocos Islands near HMAS Melbourne while making a night landing
1977 Sioux wa400 UK XT241 : AAC Sioux AH.1 w/o 02Jan77
1977 Sioux wa577/was219 G-BCZL : Reg to British Executive Air Services, Coventry Airport EGBE, , w/o 25jul77
1977 TH-1L 6409 US 157814 : HT-18 w/o 07sep77
1977 UH-1C 1861 VE 1681 : FAV d/d 1969; BuNo 66-15133; w/o 26feb77
1977 UH-1D 8461 DE 73+41 : HFR10 w/o 04.07.1977 Luenen
1977 UH-1E 6064 US 151870 : I was crew chief for this UH-1E while at VMO-1, New River NC in 1966
1977 UH-1E 6071 US 151877 : VMO-2 w/o 05dec77
1977 uh-1h 13602 ES Z.10B-71 : ET-241. w/o 20apr77 would have been HU.10-71
1977 UH-1N 31444 US 159774 : USMC c/n not confirmed; w/o 25aug77
1977 UH-1N 31701 US 159691 : HML-367 VT. w/o 12jul77. c/n not confirmed
1977 UH-2A 19 US 149015 : Crashed during nite approach to NAS Lemoore due to P/E. Damaged beyond economical repair.
1977 UH-2A 67 US 149765 : SH-2F Helicopter /JA-31 was assigned to VX-1 at NAS Patuxent River, MD and crashed on its final approach to the base killing all 3 aboard. The pilot was LT. Steven Howdershell, Copilot LT Richard Creighton and Air Crewman AW 2 Robert Emery. They were all great friends and I still think of them some 40 years later. See Memorial Site - https://www.forevermissed.com/lost-shipmates-vx1/
1977 UH-2B 92 US 150142 : w/o 11Mar77 crashed at sea during nite approach to USS Worden (CG-18) near Wake Island
1977 Wasp f.9558 UK XS531 : to Lee dump by Oct 1979
1977 Wasp f.9586 UK XT416 : dd 03 Dec 1964 to RN; 829 Sq/183-ES Eskimo Flt by early 1965; 829 Sq Naiad Flt/470-NA by Apr 1967 still Mar 1970; RNAY Fleetlands by Jun 1970; 829 Sq /472 by Sep 1970 still Feb 1971; NASU Culdrose by Jul 1972 still Feb 1973; to NASU Yeovilton May 1973; 829 Sq Trials Flt uncoded by Nov 1973 still Aug 1974; 829 Sq Zulu Flt/442 by Feb 1975 still Jul 1976, crushed in deck lift accident and w/o 20 Jul 1977; RNAY Fleetlands dump as /442 by Aug 1977 still 1985.
1977 Wasp f.9589 UK XT419 : dd 23 Dec 1964 to RN as XT419. RAF Bahrain SAR Flt/422 by 1965 still 1970, RNAY Fleetlands by Oct 1971 still Feb 1972, 829 Sq Phoebe Flt/472 by Jul 1972, marked as the fictitious /471 Hero Flt for BBC TV Series Warship Jan 1973 still Jul 1973, 829 Sq Phoebe Flt/471 by Jul 1974, 829 Sq Galatea Flt/452 by Oct 1974, RNAY Wroughton by Apr 1975 still May 1977 (with Engadine Flt badge on doors). To G-17-1 sold to Brazilian Navy (FAMB).
1977 Wasp f.9730 UK XV635 : w/o 05apr77, 829 sqd
1977 has.31 wa213 AU N7-213 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA213, f/f:18/02/63; del RAN as N7-213, 823, 01Mar63; On board HMAS Melbourne, Spithead Deployment, 28/04/77, until ditched with HS817, unk; noted at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, UK, 22-28Jun77, to participate in mass flypast for Queens Silver Jubilee celebration, (only RAN helo to take part).; Ditched 13/07/77, North Sea, Europe. The aircraft was performing plane guard duties from HMAS Melbourne on Exercise Highwood in the Irish Sea with Lt(P) Phil Pinniger RAN. The carrier was in the process of launching A-4G Skyhawks at the time. The Wessex ditched and Lt Pinniger, Aircrewman Bob Cousins and ships diver, Abata Richard Stanford exited the aircraft. The aircraft was then cut in half by the destroyer HMAS Brisbane that had steamed into position to pick up the aircrew. Divers from Melbourne attached crane cables and airframe less its tail section was raised onto the deck. Portion of fuselage now in private ownership at Auburn, NSW as of 1998.
    82 C/N found.


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