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Aerospatiale Alouette II 1
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Aerospatiale Gazelle 4
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 8
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Agusta AB205 1
Agusta AB206 2
Agusta AB212 1
Bell 204 3
Bell 205 3
Bell 206 9
Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 1
Bell 212 6
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 4
Bristol Type 171 Sycamore 1
Dornier UH-1D 3
Elicotteri Meridionali CH-47C Chinook 2
F+W Emmen SA316B Alouette III 1
Fuji UH-1H 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 2
Kawasaki Heavy Industries kv 107-ii 1
MBB Bo105 1
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 6
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 10
Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 3
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 3
Sikorsky S-70 H-60 1
Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 1
VFW CH-53G 1
Westland Scout 4
Westland Sioux 1
Westland Wasp 2
Westland Wessex 4

YearVersionC/N
1978 205A-1 30053 US N2215W : ERA Helicopters from Oct75; w/o 08oct78 9.25am ditch on water off Cook inlet, Kenai, Alaska due tail rotor failture during taxing to oil platform. 2 fatalities; Jul80 canc
1978 206a 144 I-AGUD : xfer Servizi Elicotteristici Italiani Spa, Italy as I-AGUD, unk; w/o Calosso , Italy, 08Jul78
1978 206a 170 N4ZH : xfer Corvallis Aero, US as N4ZH, unk; w/o during logging opns near Tillamook, OR. Cable caught on left skid, damaged beyond repair, 15May78.
1978 206a 416 G-AXGO : Bell 206A cn416, ff:?; del UK as G-AXGO, unk; xfer Tradewinds Helicopters Ltd, as G-AXGO, 24Oct75; Converted to a Bell 206B-II, unk; w/o when crashed into River Severn at Denby Island on 02Mar78.
1978 206a 520 US N7979S : xfer Petroleum Helicopters, Inc as N7979S, unk; conv Bell 206-2, unk; w/o when helo lifted off from oil platform and impacted water, ivo Cameron, LA, 06Jul78
1978 206a 558 US N8178J : Bell 206A cn558, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N8178J,unk; del Petroleum Helicopters as N8178J, unk; w/o near Venice, LA when pilot was distracted by dispatcher, forgot to remove tiedown rope and rolled aircraft on takeoff, 11Jan78.
1978 212 30683 US N140AL : Air logistics; w/o 04apr78 near Galveston, TX. 3 fatalities
1978 212 30800 AE A6-BBJ : Crashed in transit from platform offshore Abu Dhabi. Engine failure, Rotor slowed down below limits
1978 212 30831 AR H-82 : FAA d/d 1978. w/o 18jun78 at Rosario, Santa Fe
1978 369he 59-0101E OY-HCC : Denmark from 1976; w/o 18mar78 Nyborg
1978 369hm 49-0046M AR H-27 : FAA d/d nov69; w/o 03nov78 near San Miguel del Monte, Buenos Aires province
1978 ab204 3209 CH HB-XCQ : Heliswiss Jul68-Oct78; 1969 in James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service; w/o 10Jun78 at Val Medel
1978 ab205a 4451 GR ES667 : w/o 09nov78. back to Agusta
1978 ab206a 8086 I-AGUP : Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi; w/o 23sep78 Passo Lagistrello, wfu
1978 ab206c-1 9149 IT MM80925 : Carabinieri CC-47 w/o 5Oct78
1978 ab212asw 5524 ES Z.18-1 : Marina 003-5. w/o 19apr78
1978 ah-1g 21125 ES Z.14-6 : Marina 7-006. BuNo 72-21462. w/o 12jan78
1978 105cb S-273 NL B-73 : KLU w/o 11oct78
1978 ch-136 44044 CA 136244 : 2012 dumped as /775C at CFB Borden
1978 ch-136 44066 CA 136266 : BuNo 71-20931. 408 sqd w/o 28jan78
1978 ch-3e 61-644 US 69-5800 : Unfortunately this helicopter was lost in inclement weather in upstate NY outside of now closed Plattsburg AFB. At the time of loss there were seven personnel on board and all were lost due to the crash. Lost seven good friends that summer day.
1978 CH-46D 2241 US 153349 : w/o 29jun78 as HMM-165 /YW-03 crashed on the Big Island of Hawaii. I was the crew chief
1978 CH-46D 2357 US 154006 : BV-107M, c/n 2357, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154006, 11Oct67; xfer HMM-161 20Dec67; xfer FAWPRA Atsugi 27Mar69; xfer NAS Atsugi A&T 03Jul69; xfer HMM-262 19Jul69; xfer H&MS-36 22Apr71; xfer HMM-165 17Jun71; xfer H&MS-36 20Oct71; xfer HMM-164 15May73; further unit xfers unk; damaged; xfer & soc NARF Cherry Point, 15May78.
1978 CH-46D 2413 US 154806 : BV-107M, c/n 2413, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154806 36Feb68; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 10Mar68; xfer HMM-263 25Mar68; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 10May71; xfer HMM-165 06Jun71; xfer H&MS-36 30Jul71; xfer HMM-164 04Feb72; xfer HMM-165 22Oct72; xfer HMM-164, YT-??, 24Feb73; w/o 03Mar78.
1978 CH-46F 2459 US 154852 : BV-107M, c/n 2459, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 154852 21Aug68; xfer HMM-162 30Aug68; xfer HMM-365 30Jun69; xfer HMM-264 09Dec69; xfer H&MS-26 29Jun71; xfer H&MS-16 CRAA 28Sep71; xfer HMM-161 07Mar72; further unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-164, YT-??, unk; w/o 11Sep78.
1978 ch-47c M-002 IT MM80823 : Boeing-Vertol CH-47C, c/n B-697/D-007; to EMI as CH-47C, c/n M-002, ff?; del Esercito Italiano as CH-47C MM80823, coded E.I.801, unk; asgd 11°/12°/51°GrS, unk; w/o 04Apr78 in Lago di Bolsena.
1978 ch-47c P-046 IR 5-4092 : 21jul78 w/o :shot down by Soviet MiG-23M near Turkmenistan borders
1978 ch-53a 65-067 US 153297 : w/o 2aug78
1978 ch-53d 65-287 US 157161 : w/o 6mar78 with HMT-204
1978 ch-53d 65-311 US 157735 : w/o 20mar78 with HMM-264
1978 ch-53e 65-410 US 159876 : Sikorsky pre-production prototype S-65E, c/n 65-410, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53E, 159876, unk; w/o Sikorsky, Stratford, CT, 06oct78.
1978 CH-53G V65-059 DE 84+61 : HEER w/o 11 December 1978 last unit flown HFR15
1978 h-34a 58-1129 PK-OAF : w/o 13sep78
1978 h-34a 58-374 PK-UHW : xfer National Utility Helicopter as PK-UHW, Jan74; w/o 30Sep78 after crashing 100 miles off Songkhla Province on 29Sep78.
1978 h-34a 58-844 : reported by JH Helicopter Services, Jun99.
1978 h-34a 58-866 NI FAN523 : Nicaraguan AF; w/o 17nov78
1978 h-34g.ii 58-1112 N47783 : w/o 1oct78
1978 hh-52a 62-097 US 1412 : Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-097, ff?; del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1412 unk; w/o 24Mar78.
1978 HRS-2 55-105 N865RL : ex 129023; w/o 11jun78
1978 hss-2 61-022 US 148044 : Crashed and burned out of NAS Fallon in remote area used for war games near Sand Mountain in the Nevada desert during routine maneuvers. was based at NAS North Island. 5 fatalities; There is a marker in place where it says the crash was but we found wreakage to the NE that appears to be parts of the SH-3
1978 hss-2 61-106 US 149693 : USN; conv SH-3H; w/o 07jan78 /AJ-734 HS-9 USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Mediterranean Sea
1978 hss-2 61-252 US 151544 : USN; conv SH-3G; 1970s /NL-727 HC-1; HC-1 w/o 30oct78
1978 hus-1 58-1439 N90940 : w/o 28jun78
1978 kv-107ii-5 4039 JP 94-4807 : KV-107II-5, c/n 4039, ff?; del JASDF as 94-4807, date?; units unknown; w/o 11May78.
1978 oh-58a 40516
US 69-16295 : w/o 1978 at Grafenwoehr, Germany
1978 oh-58a 40531 US 69-16310 : w/o 03mar78 Co B 25th CAB
1978 s61n.mk2 61-760 NO LN-OQS : Helikopter Service; w/o 26jun78 North Sea, 55 nm NNW off Bergen. 18 fatalities
1978 s-62a 62-079 N54516 Catalina Airlines: January 1977 pictured at HAI convention, Florida


1978 s-62a 62-081 US N10060 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-081, ff ~1966; del Anchorage Helicopters as N10060, 1966; sold Briles Wing & Helicopter as N10060, 1976; lsd Anchorage Helicopters Services, 1976; rolled over at touchdown and w/o at Tyonek, AK, 25Aug78; reg canx Jul94.
1978 sa316b 1864 ZW 5177 : Aerospatiale SA.316 Alouette III cn1864, ff:?; del RhAF as 5177, Jan73; w/o 28Jul78.
1978 sa316b 2335 ZW 5731 : SE3160 FF:?; del RhAF as 5731, 14Mar78; w/o 24Oct78
1978 sa318c 2280 FR F-MJBK : Gendarmerie c/n 2280/M419 w/o 16jul78
1978 sa319b 1961 ES Z.16-2 : w/o 21may78. ex EC-STF
1978 sa330b 1221 FR 1221 : ALAT w/o 20oct78
1978 sa330b 1432 FR 1432 : ALAT w/o 01aug78
1978 sa330c 1293 GA TR-KCD : Sorry this is not the one w/o 20feb78. This TR-KCD was a VIP Puma in the presidential guard destroyed few weeks earlier on ground fire. TR-KCF was the one lost this day
1978 sa330c 1329 GA TR-KCF : w/o 20feb78 disappeared during a flight with gabonese colonel Djoue Dabany (Bongo brother in law) and a french crew on board
1978 sa330e 1080 UK XW205 : All 3 crew members were killed on the January 30, 1978 during Exercise Article Express
1978 sa330f 1168 ID PK-PDX : Pelita Air Service; w/o 1978
1978 sa330f 1303 KW 559 : Kuwait air force; w/o 1978
1978 sa330j 1463 N49496 : private Memphis, TN; w/o 07may78
1978 ah.1 1139 UK XW869 : AAC AH.1; asg Advanced Rotary Wing Flight (ARWF); w/o 11oct78 at Stockbridge, Hampshire
1978 ah.1 1336 UK XX404 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 17feb78 w/o
1978 ht.2 1358 UK XX410 : RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705sqd/CU-558; w/o 12may78 hit the ground at Predannack
1978 sa342k 1394 KE 402 : w/o 7 Mar 1978
1978 ah.1 f.9505 UK XP904 : w/o 12may78, Lemgo, W.Germany
1978 ah.1 f.9707 UK XV132 : w/o Lough Neagh, N. Ireland 10apr78
1978 ah.1 f.9742 UK XW614 : w/o 2dec78, Lough Ross, N.Ireland
1978 ah.1 f.9797 UK XV132 : w/o 10apr78
1978 se3160 1056 ZA 58 : w/o 06jan78
1978 se3160 1506 ZW 5117 : w/o 28jul78 in crash
1978 sh-3d 61-350 US 152695 : USN; HS-11 w/o 18mar78
1978 sh-3d 61-358 ES Z.9-2 : Armada 005-2 MAP BuNo 153533; w/o 03nov78
1978 sh-3d 61-379 US 152713 : w/o 14may78 with HS-2
1978 sh-3d 61-420 US 154120 : USN; HS-75 w/o 26oct78
1978 sh-3d 61-443 US 156497 : w/o 13may78 with HS-11
1978 Sioux wa404 D-HHRK : Private w/o 11Jul78
1978 mk.52 13463 D-HFRO : to D-HFRO; 11 Mar 1978 crashed during approach to Hamer, Ethiopia
1978 TH-1L 6442 US 157847 : HT-18. w/o 28aug78
1978 UH-1D 8312 DE 71+92 : HFWS w/o 09.02.1978 Duedinghausen
1978 UH-1D 8356 : w/o 26.01 1978 Weilersbach
1978 UH-1D 8475 DE 73+55 : w/o 15.03.1978 Homberg
1978 UH-1E 6025 US 151290 : Navy HT-18 w/o 10jan78
1978 UH-1E 6152 US 154768 : Jun80 HML-771 to Davis-Monthan AFB
1978 UH-1H 1H50 JP 41650 : Fuji-Bell 205B, c/n 1H50, ff:?; del JGSDF as UH-1H 41650 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 12Jan78.
1978 uh-1h 13224 ES Z.10B-29 : ET-209. w/o 28sep78 would have been HU.10-29
1978 uh-1h 9524 AR H-11 : FAA d/d 1968, FMS BuNo 67-17326; w/o 19jan78 at Cerro Champaqui, Cordoba
1978 UH-1N 31049 US 69-6643 : w/o 04feb78, I just got the date from the flight mechanic on board
1978 UH-1N 31620 US 158279 : Training flight at NAS Bermuda with pilot, Robert Ainsle, flight surgeon, AF Wells, and medical attendant, Ervin Rowley on board. One fatality Robert Ainsley. Weather contributed to crash
1978 UH-1N 31743 US 160451 : USMC; w/o 27mar78 HMH-463 /YH
1978 uh-60a 70-001 US 73-21650 : YUH-60 prototype f/f 17oct74; w/o 19may78 in the Housatonic River, Connecticut during a test flight for Sikorsky. 3 civilian crew died
1978 Wasp f.9680 NL 235 : w/o 28 Jan 1978 when it collided with AH-12A 239 of 860 Sqn over the Atlantic Ocean.
1978 Wasp f.9684 NL 239 : w/o 28 Jan 1978 when it collided with AH-12A 235 of 860 Sqn over the Atlantic Ocean.
1978 has.1 wa 56 UK XP105 : Wreck to AES Lee-on-Solent by Aug 1978 and used as GI A2698.
1978 has.1 wa 61 UK XP110 : Instructional airframe HMS Sultan repainted as XP142 "Humphrey" by Apr19
1978 has.1 wa 76 UK XP143 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA076, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XP143, 26/09/1963; connv HAS.3, unk; w/o 20sep78 ditched 25m N of Valley, Anglesey
1978 has.31 wa212 N7-212 : preserved at Richard Winterburn aircraft museum at Heathcote Vic
    97 C/N found.


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