Helicopter Accidents


Year 1981 accidents

List of helicopter accidents

Aerospatiale Alouette II 3
Aerospatiale Alouette III 2
Aerospatiale Gazelle 2
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 3
Agusta AB205 2
Agusta AB212 1
Bell 204 4
Bell 205 1
Bell 206 2
Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 3
Bell 212 8
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 6
Fuji UH-1H 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 2
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 369HS 1
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 1
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 7
Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 3
Sikorsky S-64 CH-54 2
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 4
Westland Sea King 3
Westland Sioux 3
Westland Wasp 1
Westland Wessex 4
Westland Whirlwind 1

Westland Wessex Accidents

1981 has.1 wa 31 Fleet Air Arm XM872 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA031, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XM872, 17/07/1961; conv HAS.3, unk; w/o 11/03/1981.
Fleet Air Arm XM872 : 819 Sq/320 by Jan 1962, still 1965.
Fleet Air Arm XM872 : noted 22jul79 at HMS Osprey RNAS Portland coded 662-PO
Fleet Air Arm 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 Fleet Air Arm XP118 : Westland Wessex HAS.1 del Royal Navy 07jul62; conv HAS.3, unk; w/o 15jul81 ditch 15m S of Portland; scr Predannack
Fleet Air Arm XP118 : noted 22jul79 at HMS Osprey RNAS Portland coded 664-PO
Fleet Air Arm XP118 : noted on a lorry in Plymouth 22 Jun 1982, heading for Predannack (?)
1981 hu.5 wa270 Fleet Air Arm XT448 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA270, f/f: 17/02/1965; del Royal Navy as XT448, 05/03/1965; w/o 07/10/1981.
Fleet Air Arm 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 Westland G-17-1 : ff 21 Jul 1965, registered G-ASWI by Sep 1965.
Bristow G-ASWI : Wessex 60, ex G-17-1, to G-ASWI /H.84, to VR-BDS, to G-ASWI, to VR-BDS, to G-ASWI, UK C of A expired 27 Oct 1981.
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.
Bristow G-ASWI : Crashed 12 miles ENE of Bacton, Norfolk on 13 August 1981. All 2 crew and 11 passengers were killed
Bristow G-ASWI : Following this accident on 13 Aug 1981 while returning from the Leman field to Bacton and the earlier one to G-ATCA, led to the withdrawal of the type from service with Bristow.
    4 C/N found.

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