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Aerospatiale Alouette II 5
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Agusta AB206 2
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Bell 204 4
Bell 205 2
Bell 206 3
Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 3
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Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 4
Breda Nardi NH500 1
F+W Emmen SA316B Alouette III 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 4
IAR 316 1
Kaman Seasprite 2
Mitsubishi S-61 1
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 1
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 4
Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 2
Sikorsky S-64 CH-54 1
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 5
Sud Aviation SE3210 Super Frelon 1
Westland Lynx 1
Westland Scout 2
Westland Sea King 1
Westland Sioux 5
Westland Wasp 2
Westland Wessex 4

YearVersionC/N
1979 205A-1 30283 AR AE-430 : Ejercito d/d 22dec78; w/o 06may79 at San Francisco, Cordoba
1979 206a 372 US N1443W : Keystone Med-Flight; w/o 14jul79 main drive shaft coupling failed, lubricant lost for unknown reason, damaged beyond repair, Philadelphia, PA, 2 fatalities, 1 injured.
1979 206a 473 N3500M : xfer Island Helicopter as N3500M, unk; w/o ivo Old Westbury, NY 06Oct79
1979 316B 5296 NP 9N-RAE : Nepal; w/o 27dec79 at Langtang
1979 369he 89-0106E AR H-21 : FAA d/d 03feb70; VIP white cammo; w/o 11jul79 Villa Reynolds, San Luis
1979 369hm 16-0259M ES Z.13-14 : Armada 006-14. 6 escuadrilla. w/o 06dec79
1979 369hm 49-0037M CO FAC245 : FAC; w/o 13nov79
1979 369hm 59-0051M AR H-32 : FAA d/d nov69; w/o 22may79 Moron
1979 47g-3 6514 NZ NZ3701 : dd Dec 1965 as 47G-3B-1, to 3 Squadron. Crashed 19 Jan 1979.
1979 ab205a 4004 ES HD.10A-3 : EdA. ex EC-AYS,EC-SSF, Z.10-3. w/o 24aug79
1979 ab205a 4032 ES HD.10A-12 : EdA. ex EC-BHE,EC-SSO, Z.10-12. w/o 21apr79
1979 ab205a 4049 ZW 6807 : Zimbabwe airforce d/d Oct78 Rodhesia; w/o 10feb79
1979 ab205a 4051 ZW 6098 : 5 Sep 1979, shot down by RPG while collecting a casualty from Aldeia de Barragem, Mozambique during Op Uric.
1979 ab205a 4174 OM 710 :
1979 ab205a 4306 OM 711 :
1979 ab205a-1 4126 IT MM80529 : Esercito E.I.277. EM-2 type. 51 Gruppo. w/o 11sep79 at Grotte di Castro , Viterbo
1979 ab206b 8506 AT OE-BXU : Polizei; 13sep79 w/o
1979 ab206b-1 9181 IT MM81027 : Carabinieri CC-63 w/o 9Aug79
1979 ab212asw 5130 IT MM80954 : Marina 7-23. 15nov79 crashed south of Toulon, France
1979 ah-1t US 160746 : Crashed in Greece. Pilot/Co-pilot did not survive
1979 ah-1t US 160808 : USMC; HMA-169 w/o 09jul79
1979 ah-1t US 160823 : USMC; HMA-269 w/o 24aug79
1979 ch-136 44046 CA 136246 : BuNo 71-20911. 430 sqd w/o 18jul79
1979 ch-3e 61-618 US 67-14716 : Aircraft was on rescue mission north of Reykjavik from a crashed Cessna 172. On second trip to crash site the H-3 succumbed to dual compressor stall due to icing. Aircraft was total loss. No fatalities. Pilot in Command Capt Charles K Singleton
1979 CH-46A 2094 US 151944 : BV-107M, c/n 2094, ff?; del USMC 26Aug65 as CH-46A 151944; asgd Boeing FR, Morton, PA; xfer HMM-164 13Sep65; xfer HMM-265 26Feb67; dam 20Jul67; xfer NARF North Island 11Sep67; xfer NAS North Island A&T 12Jul68; xfer HAMRON 16 COSA 13Jul68; xfer HMM-265 22Aug68; xfer HMM-165 10Oct69; xfer LPH-9 USS Guam 03Apr70; xfer MARTD Whidbey Island 04Mar71; stor MASDC as 1J0027 16Dec71; xfer NARF Cherry Point 26Jul74; redesig HH-46A 16Jan75; xfer NAS Point Mugu 10Apr75; xfer PMTC, 12, 02May75; w/o 12Jun79, Point Mugu, CA.
1979 CH-46A 2129 US 152510 : BV-107M, c/n 2129, ff?; del USMC 03mar66 as CH-46A 152510; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-265 08Mar66; dam 03Jun66; xfer H&MS-16 28Jun66; xfer HAMRON 16 COSA 02Dec66; xfer HMM-165 01May67; xfer FAWPRA Atsugi 31Jan69; xfer NAS Atsugi A&T 04Jun69; xfer HMM-265 04Jul69; xfer HMM-164 06Mar70; xfer HMM-165 03Jun70; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 11Sep70; xfer MARTD New Orleans, HMM-767, 19Mar71; stor MASDC as 1J0039 31Jan72; xfer NARF Cherry Point 18Apr74; redesig HH-46A unk; xfer NAS Jacksonville, unk; w/o 21Mar79 ivo NAS Jacksonville, FL.
1979 CH-46F 2468 US 154861 : BV-107M, c/n 2468, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 154861 19Sep68; xfer HMM-365 26Sep68; xfer HMM-162 29Dec69; xfer H&MS-26 02Oct70; xfer HMM-162 27Jan71; xfer H&MS-26 26Mar71; xfer HMM-161 16Jan72; further unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-163, YP-?, unk; w/o 03Oct79.
1979 CH-46F 2483 US 155314 : BV-107M, c/n 2483, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 155314 20Nov68; xfer HMM-162 27Nov68; xfer H&MS-26 03Jun71; xfer H&MS-16 CRAA 08Oct71; xfer HMM-161 17Dec71; further unit xfers unk; xfer NARF Cherry Point, NC unk; w/o 30May79.
1979 ch-53d 65-209 US 156962 : w/o 15oct79 with HMM-264
1979 ch-53d 65-213 US 156966 : w/o 15dec79 with HMT-204
1979 ch-53d 65-306 US 157730 : w/o 2aug79
1979 ch-54a 64-062 US - : Erickson 1997; This Airframe 64-062 became 64-1001 the first aircraft produced by Erickson Air-Crane with a zero time airframe
1979 h-19d 55-1186 SE SE-HHY : sold Norrlandsflyg AB as SE-HHY, 1977, w/o 15Aug79 while taking off from Sitasjaure (near Ritsem), the aircraft struck a power line and crashed. Five fatalities.
1979 h-34g.III 58-1503 PT-HHO : w/o 16mar79
1979 hh-3f 61-597 US 1432 : The pilot, James Stiles was a friend of mine at CGAS Kodiak. He and I went flying together many times. He was a great guy. He won (his second) Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for his heroic actions that night which gave his crew a chance to live. Most people do not realize just how dangerous working in the USCG is. They have to go out, but they dont have to come back. That happens too often.
1979 hh-52a 62-054 US 1376 : CGAS Miami; w/o 17jan79 at Opa Locka Airport, Florida midair collison with Bell 47G N2873B during landing descent in a takeoff climb. Both aircraft had been cleared by tower along parallel flight paths, but were not advised of each other. 5 fatalities (4 USCG)
1979 HH-53C 65-266 US 69-5787 : This is bs. the Major flying was in upgrade training to Flight Evaluator. The accident occured and the aircraft subswquently crashed. I was the one who survived the accident.
1979 HSS-2A M61-077 JP 8070 : Mitsubishi HSS-2A c/n M61-077, ff?; del JMSDF as 8070 unk; w/o 24May79.
1979 ah1 079 UK XZ189 : AAC AH.1 d/d 14sep78; BAOR 1 Regt w/o 05jul79 at Hildesheim, Germany. 2 fatalities
1979 NH500MC 31-0284M IT MM81054 : GdiF-96. w/o 08jun79 at Roma Centocelle
1979 s-62a 62-107 SZ 3D-HAB : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-107, ff?; registered Sikorsky as N59227 1967; reg to Freeport Sulfur 1967; sold to Petroleum Helicopters as N59227, Oct71; sold Cyprus Airways as 5B-CBU 04Oct73; sold Gulf Helicopters as A7-HAE Apr75; sold Rob Air, Swaziland as 3D-HAB ~1978; w/o in Algoa Bay, 08Aug79.
1979 S-65C-3 65-395 IL 534 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-395 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N4009S; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 534, May75; crashed, crew killed, 16Jul79.
1979 sa315b 2275 EC IGM-275 : Instituto Geografico Militar; w/o 27mar79
1979 sa316b 1624 AR 0643 : accepted ARA 31oct69 as 4-H-23. Then 4-H-3, 2-H-3, 3-H-3 and 3-H-103. Crash 04mar79 during SAR mission on Smith Island (Antarctica). Two fatalities: TC Rusconi and CP Lecese.


1979 sa318c 2179 LN-OCE : remanufactured by Aerospatiale as SA315B Lama
1979 sa319b 2048 ES HD.16-3 : ex Z.16-3. w/o 18nov79
1979 sa321g 149 FR 149 : crashed after main rotor blade attachment rupture
1979 sa330e 1183 UK XW228 : 27 Dec 1979, while on a flight from New Sarum (Salisbury / Manyame) to Kotwa, struck telegraph wires in Mtoko, Rhodesia while with 33 Sq and w/o.
1979 sa330f 1202 CL H254 : Ejercito; w/o 22mar75, repaired; w/o 22feb79
1979 sa330j 1487 FR F-GBDI : Heli Union w/o 11May79
1979 sa330j 1575 MX TPH-02 : FAM w/o 22may79
1979 sa330l 1445 ZA 164 : Shot down by ground fire during Operation Uric over Mozambique killing all on board
1979 ah.1 1002 UK XW842 : AAC AH.1; 663 Sqn w/o 06aug79
1979 ah.1 1469 UK XX458 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1sep79 w/o
1979 ah.1 1472 UK XX459 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 25may79 w/o
1979 ah.1 1503 UK XZ293 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 24aug79 w/o
1979 ah.1 f.9500 UK XP899 : 16jun19 Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Old Sarum
1979 ah.1 f.9523 UK XR601 : To Whittington Barracks as Gate Guard 10 Sep 2009, gone by Apr 2016
1979 se3130 1169 SE 02032 : 1169/C61 Hkp2 type, Marinen 2HD /32; w/o 10dec79
1979 se3130 1244 PK-TPZ : w/o 11oct79
1979 se3130 1405 DE 75+54 : PF-133; PF-201; HFB6; HFS7; w/o 29.11.1979 Luedinghausen
1979 se3160 1016 ZW 5701 : reserialled Rhodesian Air Force as 5701, unk; w/o 04Jan79
1979 se3160 1131 ZW 5705 : reserialled RhAF as 5075, unk; w/o 27Sep79
1979 se3160 1505 ZW 5170 : Aerospatiale SA.316 Alouette III cn1505, ff:?; del RhAF as 5170, 22Jul68; w/o 02Jan79.
1979 mk50 wa 787 AU N16-098 : ff 30 Jun 1974, dd 2 Mar 1975 Ex G-17-1. First RAN Sea King delivered. On board HMAS Melbourne with HS-817 for the Silver Jubilee deployment during summer 1977. Ditched in sea 23 May 79 following tail rotor failure.
1979 sh-3a 61-321 US 152127 : Scrapped, damage beyond repair due to fatal crash outside Tucson, Arizona
1979 sh-3d 61-401 US 154111 : USN; HS-8 w/o 21feb79
1979 Sioux wa319 G-BGAM : w/o 26May79
1979 Sioux wa413 UK G-BEHO : Dollar Air Services, Coventry from Sep78; w/o 23Jun79
1979 Sioux wa607 UK XT845 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 30jan68, w/o 25nov79
1979 Sioux wa699 UK XW179 : AAC Sioux AH.1 d/d 05nov68, w/o 28aug79, to A2711, parts to XT242
1979 Sioux wa703 D-HMNI : Private w/o 26jul79
1979 UH-1B 606 NO 086 : BuNo 62-2086. w/o 03feb79
1979 uh-1d 5786 US 66-16092 : 14mar79 aircraft was totally destroyed at Fort Bragg, NC
1979 UH-1E 6005 US 151270 : Mast bumping, All aboard were killed. Left HT-18 for a training flight with one pilot and 3 student pilots. Rotor blades cut the tail boom off in three swipes and crashed at alt of 300ft.
1979 UH-1E 6165 US 154943 : USMC; to US Navy HT-18 w/o 11jan79
1979 UH-1E 6183 US 154961 : Sitting behind the US Army Sapper School on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
1979 UH-1N 31410 US 158239 : USN, VXE-6 /XD-16 w/o 21jan79
1979 UH-1N 31412 US 158241 : USN, VXE-6 /XE, w/o 17feb79
1979 UH-1N 31418 US 158247 : conv to HH-1N type; Asg Guam SAR unit; w/o 30jul79, sustained strike damage in a crash caused by a tail rotor yoke failure. The last time I saw it was at NAS Agana, Guam being used for crash crew training
1979 UH-1N 31614 US 158273 : conv to HH-1N; US Navy, NAWS China Lake, w/o 10aug79
1979 UH-2A 32 US 149028 : UH-2A type gear up landing in Thailand with HC-7
1979 UH-2A 57 US 149755 : 1968/70 UH-2C type HC-1
1979 Wasp f.9611 UK XT441 : d/d 28 Mar 1966. to Fleetlands; to Lee by Jul 1969; 829 NAS Euryalus Flt/433 Sep 1971 to Dec 1971; w/o 4 Feb 1979 with 829 Sqdn operating from HMS Sheffield/337, ditched in sea off Gibraltar following engine fire, recovered; to instructional airframe A2703. Scrapped at Predannack, Jul 1991.
1979 Wasp f.9756 ZA 94 : w/o 5 Dec 1979, off Cape Point.
1979 has.1 wa109 UK XS150 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA109, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS150, 21/10/1963; w/o 02mar79 Fall off jack during maintenance at RNAS Culdrose; to instructional airframe
1979 hc.2 wa125 UK XR500 : Sek Kong dump by Mar 1986
1979 hu.5 wa287 UK XT465 : R.I.P Leading ACMN Lyall Bradbury RN D07514K, Lt Bernard Brunsden RN C021261L and S/Lt Herbert Clarke RN C024444C
1979 mk.54 wa695 NG 5N-AJK : w/o 20apr79 ear Soku, Nigeria
    89 C/N found.


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