Year 1983 accidentsList of helicopter accidents
|Aerospatiale||AS332 Super Puma||1|
|Bell||209 AH-1 Cobra||3|
|Boeing-Vertol||107M H-46 Sea Knight||4|
|Hughes||369 / 500 / H-6||2|
|Kawasaki Heavy Industries||369HS||3|
|Kawasaki Heavy Industries||kv 107-ii||1|
|Sud Aviation||SE3210 Super Frelon||1|
|1983||206a||102||CF-WPJ : Bell 206A cn102, ff:?; del Shirley Helicopters Canada as CF-WPJ, unk; w/o 25Oct83?; reg canx 30Nov93. |
|1983||206a||330|| N4797R : reg Bell Helicopters as N4797R, unk |
N4797R : xfer New York Police Dept NYPD as N4797R, unk; Collided with Cessna U206G floatplane N5328X during traffic observation flight, Brooklyn, NY, 22Jul83, 2 fatalities.
|1983||206a||552|| N8163J : Bell 206A cn552, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N8163J, unk; del US as N8163J, unk; conv Bell 206B-3, unk; xfer Verticare, Inc as N8163J, unk; w/o when crashed in limited visibility while positioning in mountainous terrain under IFR conditions, ivo Salinas, CA, 22Mar83, 1 fatality. |
|1983||206a||566||D-HORI : mfg 1970; xfer Germany as D-HICY, [ntu]; xfer Germany as D-HORI, unk; conv Bell 206B-2, unk |
HB-XKK : xfer Executive Heli Service / Heuberger Paul, Switzerland as HB-XKK, 30Jul79; xfer Soltermann Ueli, 09Dec80; xfer Mountain Flyers 80 Ltd, 12May81; crashed at Zermatt/VS, 18Jan83; reg canx 20May83.
|1983||206b-2||1367|| N-7029 : Marinha UH-6 type from Aug74;
w/o 07oct83 HU-1 |
|1983||212||30761|| PT-HJN : Aeroleo, Bell serial N49690;
w/o 09mar83 off Macae, RJ. 11 fatalities |
|1983||212||31195|| N3910Y : ERA Helicopters;
w/o 13nov83 at Nuiqsut, AK;
canc Nov96 |
|1983||212||32140|| FAP-692 : FAP d/d 1981; w/o 17jul83 |
|1983||214B||28047|| LN-OSR : Helikopter service from 1980;
w/o 24jun83 at Gaustatoppen, Telemark |
|1983||30-100||005|| G-BKFE : Westland Jun/Dec 1982, , test serial G-17-29 |
N5830T : Airspur Helicopters at Huntington Beach, CA from Oct83; w/o 07nov83 off-airport Long Beach, California
|1983||369d||0615|| 214 : IAF, w/o oct83 |
|1983||369d||80-0685D|| 226 : IAF 500MD Lahatoot, w/o 07nov83 |
|1983||47g-3||6811|| NZ3709 : RNZAF. w/o 11nov83 |
|1983||ab205a||4460|| ES676 : Hellenic Army Aviation d/d 11jun79; Last AB205 delivered to Greece; w/o 18mar83 2TEAS |
|1983||ab206a||8132|| 3C-JK : w/o 19jan83 at Allentsteig |
|1983||ab206a||8234|| D-HAVI : Rotorflug GmbH;
conv to 206B2;
w/o 07feb83 at Tylaching |
|1983||ab47g-3b||1564|| XT102 : AAC 652 Sq by Aug 1977. Sold 1978. |
XT102 : Apr/May 1976 flew this at Middle Wallop when training under Advanced Rotary Wing
G-BGHN : M H Wills, Alchester from 15jan79; w/o 05dec83
|1983||ah-1j||26077|| 160112 : USMC; conv AH-1T unk; w/o 25oct83 during Operation Urgent Fury (Invasion of Grenada) |
160112 : hit by ground fire, AAA while supporting US Army units
|1983||ah-1t||26092|| 160802 : USMC; HMM-165 w/o 27sep83 |
|1983||ah-1t|| 160812 : USMC; HMM-261 w/o 25oct83 during Operation Urgent Fury (Invasion of Grenada) |
160812 : hit by ground fire, AAA while supporting US Army units
|1983||as332L||2026|| G-TIGD : Bristow d/d Apr82; w/o 04jul83 at Aberdeen Airport |
|1983||as350b||1055|| G-BGIL : Registered to McAlpine Helicopters Feb 1979; w/o 20jan83 |
G-BGIL : Im sure was written off in an accident at Edinburgh Airport 13jul82, I have a photo of it and it wasnt January for sure
G-BGIL : Assigned to Devon and Cornwall Police (D&CC) at Exeter Middlemoor on 20 Jul 1979 for Police trials.
|1983||as350b||1293||I-REMY : Eli Alpi Srl, test serial F-WZKB;
w/o 23jan83 at Cogne |
|1983||as350d||1460|| N141EH : ERA Helicopters from Jul82;
w/o 11jul83 at Dutch Harbor, AK. No fatalities |
|1983||105c||S-194|| C-12 : Carabineros d/d 1976; ex D-HDEB; w/o Jan83 |
|1983||CH-46A||2127|| 152508 : BV-107M, c/n 2127; ff?, del USMC 18Feb66 as CH-46A 152508; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; asgd Boeing Morton PA 19Feb66; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA 18Jul66; xfer NATC Flight Test NAS Patuxent River 19Jul66; redesig JCH-46A 01Aug66; redesig CH-46D 05Oct66; xfer NPRO R&T Morton PA 06Nov68; xfer NATC Flight Test NAS Patuxent River 27Jan69; xfer Navy Test Pilot School USNTPS 18Mar71; xfer NATC RDT&E 01Dec74; further unit xfers unk; xfer HC-6, Det 10, HW?? unk; w/o 28Feb83 abd CV-66 USS America. |
152508 : w/o 28feb83, crashed Indian Ocean, 18 NM northwest of Diego Garcia
152508 : II was a crew member on this flight and it was US Navy not Marine Cops. There were 4 crew members and I think seven passengers of which there was one fatality. We were making a single engine approach to the flight deck of the USS Santa Barbara (AE-28) when the second engine failed just before landing.
|1983||CH-46F||2493|| 156423 : BV-107M, c/n 2493, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 156423 27Jan69; xfer HMM-162 06Feb69; xfer H&MS-26 09Nov72; xfer HMM-162 13Jan73; xfer HMM-261 20Sep73; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; noted HMM-261, EM-?, unk; w/o 20Dec83. |
156423 : Blade strike to ship superstructure USS Merrimack (AO-179) during unrep off coast of Beirut. Aircraft broke at the aft 410 section and post accident investigation survey, was pushed overboard and now rests on floor of Mediterranean Sea. Non-standard ops (nose of aircraft pointing towards ship stern for landing).
156423 : HMM-261 callsign /EM-08. Ship cited for conducting unauthorized landings to facilitate loading of cargo using forklift. ACft arrived over spot, then LSE directed acft to turn eventually resulting in aft rotor blades striking superstructure.
156423 : I was crew chief on this helicopter during the accident, the winds also had a role in the accident as well
|1983||CH-46F||2518|| 156448 : BV-107M, c/n 2518, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 156448 03Jun69; xfer HMMT-302 18Jun69; xfer H&MS-30 COSA 23Mar70; xfer H&MS-30 24Oct70; xfer HMMT-302 14Dec70; xfer H&MS-30 13Mar72; xfer HMT-301 01Apr72; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-164, YT-50, unk; w/o 07Nov83. |
156448 : 24jun80
156448 : Crashed in South Korea (wire strike), pilot and crewchief survived, co-pilot, gunner, 2 passengers killed
156448 : Had 1 boot on loading ramp and took a picture of the guys after helping load equipment onboard. My Gunny put his hand on my shoulder and pulled me from the flight at the last minute. I was already on the flight roster and seem to recall my name as amongst the deceased at the funeral service.
|1983||CH-46F||2610|| 157711 : BV-107M, c/n 2610, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157711 30Sep70; xfer HMM-365 07Oct70; xfer H&MS-26 16Feb71; xfer HMM-161 19Jan72; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-261, EM-??, unk; w/o 26Oct83. |
157711 : w/o 26oct83 lost in Operation Urgent Fury, the Invasion of Grenada
157711 : Side Number was 00 at time of loss. I crewed her before that in 81/82
|1983||ch-53d||65-277|| 157151 : Sikorsky S-65C, c/n 65-277, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157151, unk |
157151 : w/o 27apr83 crashed near Virginia Beach, VA
157151 : w/o with HMH-461
|1983||ch-53d||65-278|| 157152 : Sikorsky S-65C, c/n 65-278, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157152, unk |
157152 : w/o 28mar83 with HMH-362
|1983||h-34g.III||58-1565|| QK+578 : Sikorsky H-34G.III, c/n 58-1565, ff?; ordered MDAP by USN as 150765, unk; del W.German Herresflieger as QK+578, unk; recoded QW+406, unk; recoded 80+78, 1967; wfu & sold USA as N83836, unk; conv S-58ET, unk; sold Brasil as PT-HBO, unk; |
N82836 : 18oct74
PT-HGO : 29jan75
PH-HGO : w/o 25aug83
|1983||hh-52a||62-126|| 1443 : Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-126, ff?; del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1443 unk; xfer Airsta Houston, Texas, unk; destroyed & w/o in a crash during hoisting, Galveston Bay, TX, Jan83 (see next entry). |
1443 : w/o January 1983: Destroyed in a crash during hoisting. Galveston Bay (Lt Stott, Ltcdr Huertas, AE2 Morrow) Airsta Houston Texas
|1983||hss-2||61-148|| 149730 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-11 w/o 18aug83 |
149730 : HS-11 /AB-611, noted aboard USS America at Spithead, between 25 and 28 Sep 1982
149730 : Aircraft sank in 7,000 ft (2133 m) of water in The Tongue of the Ocean, while conducting night flight operations. All four crew members were rescued
|1983||HSS-2B||M61-109|| 8098 : Mitsubishi HSS-2B c/n M61-109, ff?; del JMSDF as 8098 unk; w/o 03Apr83. |
|1983||kv-107iia-4||4109|| 51813 : KV-107IIA-4, c/n 4109,?ff? del?JGSDF as 51813, date?; units unknown; w/o 06Jun83. |
|1983||has.2||083|| XZ249 : RN; Nov78 as 702Sqn /AL at Yeovilton |
XZ249 : assigned 815 NAS Avenger Flt / 307 mid Apr 1982. Avenger Flt / 341 by mid May 1982.
XZ249 : w/o 04may83 crash in gulf of Oman after tail rotor failure, attached to HMS Avenger (F185)
XZ249 : Crash was due to tail rotor control failure
XZ249 : Fuselage to RNEC Manadon by Oct 1984 until transferred to Predannack by Aug 1989
XZ249 : 06aug89 pictured at Predannack Airfield, Cornwall
XZ249 : Perished at Predannack by May 1993.
|1983||has.2 fn||078|| 277 : FN d/d 1979; 34F |
277 : 31F; w/o 29nov83 crashed Beirut, Lebanon
|1983||mi-14pl||A1006|| 1006 : Polish Navy;
w/o 15jun83 |
|1983||mi-2||535438018|| 54 38 : PZL Swidnik c/n 53 5438 018 / 535438018 |
R-11 : Hungary Police d/d 1978; w/o 13aug83 near to Sopron
|1983||mi-24d||M340148|| 0148 : c/n M340148 / M340 148; Czechoslovak air force w/o May 1983 |
|1983||oh-58a||41060|| 70-15509 : US Army;
|1983||OH-6D||6461|| 31160 : Kawasaki 369HM, c/n 6461, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6D, 31160 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 30May83. |
|1983||OH-6J||6371|| 31067 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6371, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31067 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 25Jun83. |
|1983||OH-6J||6384|| 31080 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6384, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31080 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 22Feb83. |
|1983||s61n.mk2||61-770|| G-BEON : Sikorsky S-61N-69;
British Airways Helicopters d/d 27May77;
w/o 16jul83 crashed in the southern Celtic Sea, in the Atlantic Ocean, when en route from Penzance to the St Mary's, Isles of Scilly in thick fog. Only six of the 26 on board survived. |
|1983||s-62a||62-063|| N92868 : Sikorsky S-62A c/n 62-063, ff?; registered Sikorsky as N92868 unk; sold USA as N92868 unk; sold USA as N700J unk; rereg N700JJ unk; wfu USA unk. |
N700J : del Johnson & Johnson, Inc as N700J, Aug65; suffered tail-wheel collapse on landing at Trenton-Mercer Airport, NJ, 08Sep82; registration canx Dec83.
N92868 : Oct 09, N92868 assigned to a S-51
|1983||sa315b||2515|| H-11 : fach d/d 1982; w/o 11jun83 |
|1983||sa315b|| GN-914 : GNA. w/o 03oct83 |
|1983||sa316b||2250|| 0699 : accepted ARA 18jun75 as 2-H-10. Then 3-H-10. crash with wires early 1978. Repaired. xfer oct78 to newly formed 1st Heli Sqd as 3-H-110. On 3apr82, pilot Lt Busson, used to land argentines marines on south georgia. On 21apr83 crash near Comandante Espora naval airbase: One fatality (TC G. Sule) |
0699 : pictured unknown source (most probably ARA) on an Antarctic base late 1970s
|1983||sa321h||177|| 7402 : Iraqui airforce; w/o 01aug83 |
|1983||sa330b||1108|| 1108 : ALAT 3RHC w/o 25sep83 |
|1983||sa330f||1338|| 117 : UAEAF; w/o 1983 |
|1983||sa330h||1336|| 6W-SHI : Senegal airforce; w/o 21mar83 |
|1983||ah.1||1254|| XX376 : Royal Marines; jan78 3CBAS./K |
XX376 : 3CBAS M Flt/K, embarked RFA Sir Percivale at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982.
XX376 : RM 3CBAS w/o 29sep83
XX376 : crashed and w/o at Hagen as 3CBAS/D, shortly after take off from Detmold due to oil pressure loss.
|1983||ht.3||1244|| XX374 : RAF HT.3; 1979 as L in Central Flying School (CFS) RAF Shawbury; 2FTS w/o 20apr83 |
XX374 : w/o 20apr83 crashed on Snowden. 2 fatalities
|1983||ah.1||f.9502|| XP901 : Royal Marines; jan78 3CBAS |
XP901 : w/o 18jan83, Sek Kong
XP901 : Serving with 656 Sq in Borneo during Feb 1965
|1983||se3130||1305|| A03 : Belgian Army c/n 1305/C136; 29mar83 w/o |
|1983||se3130||1596|| XR380 : Delivered as XJ380 in error. 6 Flt (Netheravon) by Sep 1972. Crashed as a UNFICYP machine when caught its underslung load on its skid and it rolled down a hillside on 11 June 1983 |
XR380 : I was flying it when it crashed in the Danish Sector of the Green line. I suffered a crush fracture of T12 (Spine), and subsequently did not fly again for 6 months. I was lifting jerry cans of water from the lower pad of the landing site when it happened. Tony Davies
XR380 : Tony Remember it well.It was a saturday morning.Do you remember myself and major b coming out to you.When I saw how far the aircraft had fallen down the hill I thought you were gone.Luckily not.Points to note not a good idea to have a smoke when the fuel tank is split. Dave G
XR380 : Tony, It was raining like hell and the r/t silence was deafening. You and I flew into the same site to lay the ghost about a year later. Deni D
|1983||se3160||1083|| 1083 : ALAT w/o 27Oct83 |
|1983||has.1||wa 646|| XV658 : f/f 03/02/1970; d/d 26/02/1970; conv HAS.5, unk; w/o 03/02/1983 |
XV658 : f/f 3 Feb 1970, d/d 26 Feb 1970 as HAS.1, 824Sq/054-R by Apr 1970.
XV658 : Conv to HAS.2A, 819 Sq/304-PW by May 1979.
XV658 : Conv to HAS.5. 706Sq/596 by Sep 1982, 820Sq/016-N by Dec 1982. Ditched in sea off Portugal 3 Feb 1983 following double engine failure while with 820Sq operating from HMS Invincible.
|1983||mk42||wa 738|| IN506 : Westland Sea King Mk.42, cn WA738, ff?; del Indian Navy as IN506, unk; w/o 18Jun83. |
|1983||Sioux||wa420|| XT508 : AAC Sioux AH.1 13Oct78 to G-BGAI |
G-BGAI : Private w/o 04Jun83, CAA reg canx 23Jan84
|1983||Sioux||wa573/was205|| XV319 : RAF Sioux HT.2 d/d 06dec67, to G-BCYZ 10mar75 |
G-BCYZ : Private three owners up to 08oct79, last reg to Helicrops Ltd, Banbury, Oxford w/o 06jul83
|1983||Sioux||wa593|| XT831 : AAC Sioux AH.1 alt c/n was193, 05apr77 to G-BENG |
G-BENG : 09sep80 crashed Barmby Moor whilst spraying pesticides on crops. Engine failure due to a blocked carburetor from the collapsed air pipe. Piloted by R.T.Meston Directly after the crash an angry farmer, (Geoff Mason of GSM Helicopters) shouted to the pilot "I told you to F@
G-BENG : GSM Helicopters Ltd at Ripon, Yorkshire; w/o 24jun83
|1983||th-57a||5012|| 157366 : w/o 31mar83 |
|1983||UH-1B||293|| 062 : FAU d/d 1975; ex BuNo 61-0713; w/o 30oct83 |
|1983||UH-1D||8174|| 71+14 : HTG 64, LTG 62, w/o 17.05.1993 Ahlhorn |
71+14 : 16may17 pictured preserved at Museum Spijook, Vareler Hafen, Lower Saxony, Germany
|1983||UH-1D||8351|| 72+31 : HEER |
72+31 : Bpol
D-HBZV : BMI; 1978 new ex 72+31
D-HBZV : BMI LUFTRETTUNG; w/o 02.03.1983 Reiteralpe; Preserved Hermeskeil Air Museum, Germany
D-HBZV : Mar96 Christoph 10
D-HBZV : Preserved at Hermeskeil musuem by Jun 2006, still 2017
|1983||uh-1d||9127|| 66-16933 : US Army cnvt. to UH-1H toward FAS 264 |
264 : FAS Guardian 3rd batch del.1982 ex 66-16933 w/o 13Oct83
|1983||uh-1h||11954|| 69-15666 : US Army toward FAS 265 |
265 : FAS Guardian 3rd batch del.1982 ex 69-15666 w/o 3Oct83
|1983||uh-1h|| FAC239 : FAC, BuNo unk; w/o 11apr83 |
|1983||UH-2A||73|| 149771 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 73, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149771 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; unit xfers unk; redesig SH-2F unk; xfer HSL-36, HY-???, unk; w/o 01May83. |
149771 : 1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 /HU-22
|1983||uh-60a||70-056|| 78-22993 : US Army; TF 160 w/o 26aug83 Christian County, Kentucky. 3 fatalities |
|1983||uh-60a||70-062|| 78-22999 : US Army; 160th SOAR w/o 04oct83 crashed in Caribbean Sea approx 2m NE Fort Sherman, Panama Canal |
|1983||uh-60a||70-065|| 78-23002 : US Army; 160th SOAR w/o 25oct83 Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada |
|1983||uh-60a||70-278|| 81-23557 : US Army; 9 AVN w/o 18oct83 crash during NVG training flight near Mount Rainier, Washington. 4 fatalities |
|1983||Wasp||f.9733|| XV638 : ff 16 Sep 1969, d/d 3 Oct 1969. 845Sq/O by Mar 1971, 829 Sq Mohawk Flt/474-MO by Jul 1973, 829 Sq Diomede Flt briefly during Nov 1979. |
XV638 : 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn uncoded
XV638 : 829 Sq Achilles Flt/430 by Jan 1980 still Mar 1981, ditched in South Atlantic 27 May 1983 following engine surge, and airframe recovered by RFA Olna.
XV638 : To AIU Lee-on-Solent Jun 1983 ?; to AETS Portland as GI by Feb 1984
XV638 : to instructional airframe 8826M at Brize Norton Air Movements School by 1985
XV638 : to RAF High Wycombe by Oct 1990. Scrapped 1991.
|1983||has.31||wa215|| N7-215 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA215, f/f:07/03/63; del RAN as N7-215, 825, 16Apr63; Served with 723 Sqn RAN.; Crashed (Fatal) 04/12/83, in Bass Strait near East Sale, VIC after major transmission failure on the return from an exercise at night from the Bass Strait Oil Rigs. Pilot, Lt Mark Henschke tried to make land, but it crashed short of the beach, killing the aircrewman, Gary Macey, and a CPL J. Campbell RAAF. Was recovered and stored at HMAS Albatross. Reduced to componants, 07/09/88. |
N7-215 : Airframe preserved at Schneider Collection, Rupanyup, by Mar 2008
|1983||hu.5||wa272|| XT450 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA272, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT4xx, 01/04/1965, perished Predannack by 07/1997. |
XT450 : conv into Green Parrot and xfer 781Sqn, unk
XT450 : 707Sq/U-CU by Jul 1965 still 1971, 781Sq/(818) by Jul 1972 still Apr 1979, 845Sq/(Y)V by Feb 1980, 845Sq C Flt/(Y)V by Apr 1982.
XT450 : 845Sq/V, visited RMB on 19 Feb 1982
XT450 : 845Sq /V, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 1982 to Ascension Island.
XT450 : embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Island as 845Sq C Flt attrition replacement.
XT450 : 845Sq /(Y)V, still by Sep 1983; damaged during heavy landing in Turkey 10 Oct 1983 to NASU Yeovilton; To Predannack by May 1984, perished Predannack by Dec 1994.
|1983||hu.5||wa281|| XT459 : Wessex HU.5 d/d 6 Jul 1965, 847 Sq/B-S by 1969, 846Sq/VB-A by 1972, 848Sq/VJ by Aug 1976. 845Sq/(Y)B by Mar 1982, Delivered to Ascension Island by Heavylift Belfast as an attrition replacement.. |
XT459 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /B
XT459 : Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / B-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in East Pakistan
XT459 : 07mar74 848NAS./VB-B
XT459 : 845Sq /B, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 1982 to Ascension Island.
XT459 : embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Island as 845Sq C Flt attrition replacement.
XT459 : 845Sq D Flt/(Y)B May 1982, to 845Sq C Flt/(Y)B Jun 1982, tail sliced off on 24 Jun 1982 following landing accident. Airlifted to mv Atlantic Causeway by Chinook 12 Jul 1982 and arrived Devonport 27 Jul 1982;To NASU-VL 29 Jul 1982.
XT459 : 845Sq/D by May 1983, crashed and w/o 7 Nov 1983 at Setermoen, Norway; Lee-on-Solent dump by Aug 1986. Sold early 1987
XT459 : at Park Aviation yard (Faygate) by Feb 1988. Gone by Oct 1993.