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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 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


Sikorsky S-61 H-3 Accidents


YearVersionC/N
1981 hh-3e 61-628 US Air Force 68-8282 : USAF; 38 ARRS w/o 1981
1981 hss-2 61-039 US Navy 148967 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-4 w/o 19jun81 ditched Indian Ocean
US Navy 148967 : I was in it when it was ditched and lost at sea. Never recovered
1981 hss-2 61-051 US Navy 148979 : USN; conv SH-3G; pictured (top) as HC-1 /UP-727
US Navy 148979 : HC-1 /UP-727, when disbanded all helos went to HS-74
US Navy 148979 : pictured (bot) on amphibious transport dock USS Plymouth Rock (LSD-29) as HS-74 /AW-455 unknown date ( wrongly reported as 1988 due LSD-29 decom in 1983 )
US Navy 148979 : w/o 27apr81 with HC-1 Det 2
US Navy 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 Navy 148992 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-8 w/o 16mar81
1981 hss-2 61-110 US Navy 149696 : USN; conv SH-3G; HS-3 w/o 13sep81
1981 hss-2 61-127 US Navy 149710 : USN; conv SH-3G; HC-1 w/o 10apr81
US Navy 149710 : my recall of the events
1981 hss-2 61-154 US Navy 149736 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-12 w/o 19sep81 tail rotor failure
    7 C/N found.


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