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Year 1977 accidents

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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 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


Sikorsky S-65 H-53 Accidents


YearVersionC/N
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 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 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.
    10 C/N found.


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