Helicopter Accidents


Year 1977 accidents

List of helicopter accidents

Aerospatiale Alouette II 3
Aerospatiale Alouette III 5
Aerospatiale Gazelle 3
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 1
Agusta AB204 4
Agusta AB205 2
Agusta AB206 1
Agusta AB212 1
Bell 204 5
Bell 205 1
Bell 206 4
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

Westland Wessex Accidents

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.
    1 C/N found.

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