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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 9
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 6
Fuji UH-1H 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 4
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


Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight Accidents


YearVersionC/N
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 : BV-107M, c/n 2565, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157666 18Nov69; xfer HMM-264 05Dec69; xfer H&MS-26 19Dec74; xfer HMM-264 31Mar75; further unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-164, YT-??, w/o 10Feb81.
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.
    6 C/N found.


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