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    Year 1981 accidents

    List of helicopter accidents

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    YearVersionC/N
    1981 206a 255 PT-HBY : Bell 206A cn255, ff:?; del Brazil as PT-HBY, unk; w/o 12Jul81.
    1981 206a 270 US N4717R : Bell 206A cn270, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N4717R, unk; xfer US as N4717R, unk; conv Bell 206B-2, unk; w/o Fruitland, UT, 03Dec81
    1981 212 30705 US N392EH : ERA Helicopters Jun75-Mar91; w/o 23aug81 at Kenai, AK
    1981 212 31116 PE FAP-687 : FAP d/d 1979; w/o 21feb81
    1981 212 31120 BR PT-HKW : Lider Taxi Aereo; ex N57485; w/o 22jul81 at Macae/RJ
    1981 212 31163 UK G-BIJF : w/o crashed into the sea c 1nm SE of Dunlin A platform on a flight from Brent B to Dunlin A. Wreckage recovered.
    1981 369hm 49-0039M CO FAC247 : FAC; w/o 12apr81
    1981 369hm 49-0041M CO FAC249 : FAC; w/o 03oct81
    1981 369hm 51-0208M DK H-208 : RDAF Esk724; d/d 07sep71; w/o 27may81
    1981 369hs 76-0829S US N191BB : Sonoma County Sheriff Office (SCSO), CA from Aug77; w/o 24apr81; May81 canc as destroyed
    1981 ab205a-1 4176 IT MM80778 : CC-34. 4 Nucleo Elicotteri. w/o 16nov81 at Viba Valentina, Catanzaro
    1981 ab205a-1 4279 IT MM80714 : Esercito E.I.343. replaced c/n 4247 given to Morocco. 21 Gruppo. w/o 05sep81 at Monte Limbara, Sassari
    1981 ab212 5609 AT 5D-HM : w/o 03jul81
    1981 ah-1j 26071 US 160106 : USMC; conv AH-1T unk; w/o 18sep81
    1981 ah-1j 26079 US 160114 : USMC; conv AH-1T unk; w/o 22may81
    1981 ah-1t 26086 US 160748 : I have the data plate from the airframe after the crash; Manufacturer S/N 26086; Contract Number DAAJ01-77-C-0481; Accepted 4-78; Aircraft Identification Plate No. 00098
    1981 CH-46D 2266 US 153370 : 1978-1979, I crewed this Bird in Okinawa with HMM-161. She was know as "Carelson's Magic Bus..
    1981 CH-46D 2267 US 153371 : Former Cpl. Jr Venhous USMC. Crew chief of 153371 from feb68 to nov68, RSVN, @ Phu Bia
    1981 CH-46D 2312 US 153961 : w/o 03mar81 as HMM-165 /YW-03 crashed while aboard the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3). Crew chief was killed, both pilots made in out.
    1981 CH-46D 2386 US 154035 : Was on deck that night...had just given up the LSE duties to my backup when the accident happened. Rest in peace my brothers.
    1981 CH-46F 2565 US 157666 : mid-air collision over MCAS Tustin / Santa Ana airfield with H-53. Major Long, Captain Brennan and Cpl. RL Eibach all killed
    1981 CH-46F 2608 US 157709 : Greg Boyle was the Crew Chief. The Navy Director (Yellow Shirt) was knocked off the deck most likely by a disintegrated rotor blade. I don't believe his body was recovered.
    1981 ch-53a 65-105 US 153719 : During CQ hit another Squadron helicopter chained down on deck but running
    1981 ch-53a 65-113 US 153727 : w/o 10feb81 HMH-462 /YF-
    1981 ch-53d 65-307 US 157731 : w/o 17sep81 with HMM-263
    1981 ch-54a 64-021 US 67-18419 : Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-021, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A 67-18419 unk; w/o 16Aug81.
    1981 hh-3e 61-628 US 68-8282 : USAF; 38 ARRS w/o 1981
    1981 hh-52a 62-022
    US 1353 : I was the air crewman the night this aircraft went down.
    1981 hh-52a 62-115 US 1427 : It was determined that a pitch change control rod broke while in flight.
    1981 HH-53B 65-090 US 66-14435 : 435 actually went down in late morning; aircraft Commander was Capt James P. Gang. The A/C had a crew of 4, plus a flight examiner, Capt. Randy Jensen and the crew chief, Sgt Michael Hoon on board. Capt Jensen and Sgt Hoon survived the crash but died from burns received.
    1981 hss-2 61-039 US 148967 : I was in it when it was ditched and lost at sea. Never recovered
    1981 hss-2 61-051 US 148979 : crashed on a small island in the pacific during a radiological survey of bikini atoll. Hi speed shaft bolts failed causing fire in flight. Crew survived !!! Ask Lt. Hall....
    1981 hss-2 61-066 US 148992 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-8 w/o 16mar81
    1981 hss-2 61-110 US 149696 : USN; conv SH-3G; HS-3 w/o 13sep81
    1981 hss-2 61-127
    US 149710 : my recall of the events
    1981 hss-2 61-154 US 149736 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-12 w/o 19sep81 tail rotor failure
    1981 OH-6J 6312 JP 31012 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6312, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31012 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 05Sep81.
    1981 S-55B 55-1004 US N874 : Sikorsky S-55B c/n 55-1004, ff:?; del Chicago Helicopter Airways as N874, 18Sep56; sold Loma Linda University, converted to aerial ambulance, unk; w/o near Beaumont, CA, 29May81.


    1981 s-58b 58-807 US N4247 : xfer Carson helicopter as S-58, N4247, by Jul68; NTSB report: "Salem, NJ. Damage - none. Ground crew maneuvered sling load cable into contact with live power line. 08Jul70."; xfer Summit Timber as N4247 by Jan76; xfer Queen City Helicopter, 11May76; NTSB report: "Bellevue, WA. Damage - destroyed. Fire in flight due to FOD. 07Aug81"; FAA reports Undel Tri.
    1981 s-62a 62-060 US N92863 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-060, ff ~1964; registered Sikorsky as N92863; del California Company as N92863, Mar65; w/o when fire in main rotor gearbox caused a lndg in a swamp near Venice, LA, 10Nov81; reg canx Apr86.
    1981 S-64B 64-060 US N6965R : I was under the craft when it crashed, Charles Holmes LHS lost his life and Dwayne Snell RHS survived. Luckily there was only 1 fatality. There is much more to this story but Jack Ericson succeded in a publication ban as part of his settlement with Dwayne. Real shame because Charles didnt need to die. it was clearly Ericson's direction to the engineers that caused the failure.
    1981 sa315b 2267 AR H-61 : FAA d/d 13dec72; w/o 01feb81
    1981 sa316b 1750 PT 9358 : My Dad flew the 9358 in Angola. He was a mechanic. That Alouette III was destroyed in a accident in 1981 with no casualties.
    1981 sa316b SV 21 : FAS, w/o 1981
    1981 sa316b SV 24 : FAS, w/o 1981
    1981 sa318c 2230 GR SX-HAI : Olympic Airways; w/o 13jun81
    1981 sa330f 1308 KW 560 : Kuwait air force; w/o 10jun81
    1981 sa330h 1380 SN 6W-SHK : Senegal airforce d/d 1977; w/o 1981
    1981 sa330l 1433 ZA 174 : 29sep81 crashed at Oshakati during a brown out, 6 people on board were killed, the pilot survived. I was researching the three medical staff killed on this casevac flight for a Ops medic / Doctor Book
    1981 ht.3 1314 UK XX396 : to Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search School by Jun 2017.
    1981 sa342k 1325 KW 509 : SA342K del KAF as 509, unk; asgd 33/34 Sqn; w/o 11Apr81; noted dumped at Ali Al Salem AB, Feb12.
    1981 se3130 1311 DE 75+29 : PD-135; PH-239; PH-208; HFB8; HFB200; HFS10; w/o 17.09.1981 Strassberg
    1981 has.2 wa 875 UK XZ915 : wreck of main fuselage at Arbroath dump/015-N by
    1981 has.2 wa 877 UK XZ917 : 06Mar81 coded N.016 of 820Squadron, HMS Invincible collided with XZ915 whilst flying in fog. Ditched off of Lee-on-Solent; 11Mar81 wreck recovered to RNAS Lee-on-Solent
    1981 mk42 wa 735 IN IN503 : ditched at sea
    1981 Sioux wa312 ZS-HJB : South Africa; w/o 07dec81
    1981 Sioux wa371 D-HAFG : Private , w/o 15Jul81
    1981 Sioux wa434/wap148 G-BGOZ : Private w/o 18Jun81, wreck Chilbolton
    1981 UH-1B 1023
    AU A2-1023 : w/o 19aug81
    1981 UH-1B 3103 AU N9-3103 : RAN d/d 1965; BuNo 64-17623; w/o 26mar81 at Nowra; preserved Australia Museum of Flight Nowra
    1981 UH-1B 513 NO 993 : BuNo 62-1993. w/o 24apr81
    1981 UH-1E 6077 US 151883 : HML-776 QL-400 w/o 06feb81
    1981 UH-1H 1H08 JP 41608 : Fuji-Bell 205B, c/n 1H08, ff:?; del JGSDF as UH-1H 41608 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 03Mar81.
    1981 uh-1h 9380 AU A2-380 : my dad was one of the men who saved the people aboard it when it crashed at shoalwater bay qld during Kangaroo 81; He saved the gunner Phil Dunn from the flaming wreck of A2-380
    1981 UH-1N 31057 US 69-6651 : w/o ~ crashed at Kirtland AFB
    1981 UH-1N 31449 US 160831 : USMC; w/o 29sep81 on USS Inchon (LPH-12)
    1981 UH-1N 31655 US 158779 : w/o 28jan80 crashed and burned
    1981 UH-1N 31656 US 158780 : USS Guam (LPH-9) w/o 19jul81
    1981 UH-1N US 159703 : USMC; HML-367 /VT w/o 03feb81
    1981 Wasp f.9588 UK XT418 : w/o 13 Dec 1981 while operating from HMS Endurance Flt/435-E, rolled over following beach landing on South Georgia. Stripped of parts and abandoned in place.
    1981 has.1 wa 31 UK XM872 : To Westland early 1966 for conv to HAS.3, completed mid 1967. 706Sq/569-CU by summer 1967, RNAY Wroughton by Feb 1973, 737 Sq/662-PO by Jan 1976, w/o 11 Mar 1981 with 737 Sq when ditched off Portland, following an engine fire.
    1981 has.1 wa 69 UK XP118 : noted on a lorry in Plymouth 22 Jun 1982, heading for Predannack (?)
    1981 hc.2 wa134 UK XR509 : to Benson for BDR training by Mar 1990
    1981 hu.5 wa270 UK XT448 : On a flight between NAS Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune while with 845Sq /S on HMS Hermes, a section of tail rotor failed and the airframe ditched and sank.
    1981 mk.60 wa199 VR-BDS : Westland Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA199, first delivered to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. in England as G-ASWI, 1964; displayed as H.84 at Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, 01Jun67; lsd Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda as VR-BDS, unk; rtnd Bristow as G-ASWI, unk; CofA canx, 1981.
    1981 har10 wa363 UK XP347 : Forced landing following tail rotor failure at Koksijde, while en route RAF Gutersloh.
        76 C/N found.


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