Helicopter Accidents


Year 1983 accidents

List of helicopter accidents

Aerospatiale Alouette II 4
Aerospatiale Alouette III 2
Aerospatiale AS332 Super Puma 1
Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil 3
Aerospatiale Gazelle 2
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 3
Agusta AB205 1
Agusta AB206 2
Agusta AB47 1
Bell 204 1
Bell 205 3
Bell 206 7
Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 3
Bell 212 3
Bell 214 1
Bell 47 1
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 4
Dornier UH-1D 2
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 2
Kaman Seasprite 1
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 369HS 3
Kawasaki Heavy Industries kv 107-ii 1
MBB Bo105 1
Mil Mi-14 Haze 1
Mil Mi-2 Hoplite 1
Mil Mi-24 Hind 1
Mitsubishi S-61 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 1
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 2
Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 2
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 2
Sikorsky S-70 H-60 4
Sud Aviation SE3210 Super Frelon 1
Westland 30 1
Westland Lynx 2
Westland Scout 1
Westland Sea King 2
Westland Sioux 3
Westland Wasp 1
Westland Wessex 3

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 Bell Helicopter N4797R : reg Bell Helicopters as N4797R, unk
State of New York 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 Bell Helicopter 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
Mountain Flyers 80 Ltd 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 Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil N-7029 : Marinha UH-6 type from Aug74; w/o 07oct83 HU-1
1983 212 30761 Aeroleo Taxi Aereo PT-HJN : Aeroleo, Bell serial N49690; w/o 09mar83 off Macae, RJ. 11 fatalities
1983 212 31195 ERA Helicopters N3910Y : ERA Helicopters; w/o 13nov83 at Nuiqsut, AK; canc Nov96
1983 212 32140 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-692 : FAP d/d 1981; w/o 17jul83
1983 214B 28047 Helikopter Service LN-OSR : Helikopter service from 1980; w/o 24jun83 at Gaustatoppen, Telemark
1983 30-100 005 Westland 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 Heil Ha'Avir 214 : IAF, w/o oct83
1983 369d 80-0685D Heil Ha'Avir 226 : IAF 500MD Lahatoot, w/o 07nov83
1983 47g-3 6811 Royal New Zealand Air Force NZ3709 : RNZAF. w/o 11nov83
1983 ab205a 4460 Elliniki Aeroporia Stratou ES676 : Hellenic Army Aviation d/d 11jun79; Last AB205 delivered to Greece; w/o 18mar83 2TEAS
1983 ab206a 8132 Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte 3C-JK : w/o 19jan83 at Allentsteig
1983 ab206a 8234 Rotorflug GmbH D-HAVI : Rotorflug GmbH; conv to 206B2; w/o 07feb83 at Tylaching
1983 ab47g-3b 1564 Army Air Corps XT102 : AAC 652 Sq by Aug 1977. Sold 1978.
Army Air Corps 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 US Marine Corps 160112 : USMC; conv AH-1T unk; w/o 25oct83 during Operation Urgent Fury (Invasion of Grenada)
US Marine Corps 160112 : hit by ground fire, AAA while supporting US Army units
1983 ah-1t 26092 US Marine Corps 160802 : USMC; HMM-165 w/o 27sep83
1983 ah-1t US Marine Corps 160812 : USMC; HMM-261 w/o 25oct83 during Operation Urgent Fury (Invasion of Grenada)
US Marine Corps 160812 : hit by ground fire, AAA while supporting US Army units
1983 as332L 2026 Bristow G-TIGD : Bristow d/d Apr82; w/o 04jul83 at Aberdeen Airport
Bristow G-TIGD : I was one of the responders
1983 as350b 1055 McAlpine Helicopters G-BGIL : Registered to McAlpine Helicopters Feb 1979; w/o 20jan83
McAlpine Helicopters 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
UK Police Forces 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 ERA Helicopters N141EH : ERA Helicopters from Jul82; w/o 11jul83 at Dutch Harbor, AK. No fatalities
1983 105c S-194 Carabineros de Chile C-12 : Carabineros d/d 1976; ex D-HDEB; w/o Jan83
1983 CH-46A 2127 US Navy 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.
US Navy 152508 : w/o 28feb83, crashed Indian Ocean, 18 NM northwest of Diego Garcia
US Navy 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 US Marine Corps 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.
US Marine Corps 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).
US Marine Corps 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.
US Marine Corps 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 US Marine Corps 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.
US Marine Corps 156448 : 24jun80
US Marine Corps 156448 : Crashed in South Korea (wire strike), pilot and crewchief survived, co-pilot, gunner, 2 passengers killed
US Marine Corps 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 US Marine Corps 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.
US Marine Corps 157711 : w/o 26oct83 lost in Operation Urgent Fury, the Invasion of Grenada
US Marine Corps 157711 : Side Number was 00 at time of loss. I crewed her before that in 81/82
1983 ch-53d 65-277 US Marine Corps 157151 : Sikorsky S-65C, c/n 65-277, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157151, unk
US Marine Corps 157151 : w/o 27apr83 crashed near Virginia Beach, VA
US Marine Corps 157151 : w/o with HMH-461
1983 ch-53d 65-278 US Marine Corps 157152 : Sikorsky S-65C, c/n 65-278, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157152, unk
US Marine Corps 157152 : w/o 28mar83 with HMH-362
1983 h-34g.III 58-1565 Heeresflieger 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;
Sikorsky Helicopters N82836 : 18oct74
VOTEC Servicios Aereos Regionais PT-HGO : 29jan75
PH-HGO : w/o 25aug83
1983 hh-52a 62-126 US Coast Guard 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).
US Coast Guard 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 US Navy 149730 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-11 w/o 18aug83
US Navy 149730 : HS-11 /AB-611, noted aboard USS America at Spithead, between 25 and 28 Sep 1982
US Navy 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 Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 8098 : Mitsubishi HSS-2B c/n M61-109, ff?; del JMSDF as 8098 unk; w/o 03Apr83.
1983 kv-107iia-4 4109 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 51813 : KV-107IIA-4, c/n 4109,?ff? del?JGSDF as 51813, date?; units unknown; w/o 06Jun83.
1983 has.2 083 Fleet Air Arm XZ249 : RN; Nov78 as 702Sqn /AL at Yeovilton
Fleet Air Arm XZ249 : assigned 815 NAS Avenger Flt / 307 mid Apr 1982. Avenger Flt / 341 by mid May 1982.
Fleet Air Arm XZ249 : w/o 04may83 crash in gulf of Oman after tail rotor failure, attached to HMS Avenger (F185)
Fleet Air Arm XZ249 : Crash was due to tail rotor control failure
Fleet Air Arm XZ249 : Fuselage to RNEC Manadon by Oct 1984 until transferred to Predannack by Aug 1989
Fleet Air Arm XZ249 : 06aug89 pictured at Predannack Airfield, Cornwall
Fleet Air Arm XZ249 : Perished at Predannack by May 1993.
1983 has.2 fn 078 Aéronautique Navale 277 : FN d/d 1979; 34F
Aéronautique Navale 277 : 31F; w/o 29nov83 crashed Beirut, Lebanon
1983 mi-14pl A1006 Marynarka Wojenna 1006 : Polish Navy; w/o 15jun83
1983 mi-2 535438018 PZL Swidnik 54 38 : PZL Swidnik c/n 53 5438 018 / 535438018
Rendőrség R-11 : Hungary Police d/d 1978; w/o 13aug83 near to Sopron

1983 mi-24d M340148 Ceskoslovenske VoJenske Letectvo 0148 : c/n M340148 / M340 148; Czechoslovak air force w/o May 1983
1983 oh-58a 41060 US Army Aviation 70-15509 : US Army; w/o 20may83
1983 OH-6D 6461 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 31160 : Kawasaki 369HM, c/n 6461, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6D, 31160 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 30May83.
1983 OH-6J 6371 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 31067 : Kawasaki 369E, c/n 6371, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6J, 31067 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 25Jun83.
1983 OH-6J 6384 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 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 British Airways Helicopters 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 Sikorsky Helicopters 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.
Sikorsky Helicopters N700J : del Johnson & Johnson, Inc as N700J, Aug65; suffered tail-wheel collapse on landing at Trenton-Mercer Airport, NJ, 08Sep82; registration canx Dec83.
Sikorsky Helicopters N92868 : Oct 09, N92868 assigned to a S-51
1983 sa315b 2515 Fuerza Aerea de Chile H-11 : fach d/d 1982; w/o 11jun83
1983 sa315b Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina GN-914 : GNA. w/o 03oct83
1983 sa316b 2250 Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina 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)
Comando de Aviacion Naval Argentina 0699 : pictured unknown source (most probably ARA) on an Antarctic base late 1970s
1983 sa321h 177 Al Quwwa al Jawwiya al Iraqiya 7402 : Iraqui airforce; w/o 01aug83
1983 sa330b 1108 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1108 : ALAT 3RHC w/o 25sep83
1983 sa330f 1338 United Arab Emirates Air Force 117 : UAEAF; w/o 1983
1983 sa330h 1336 Armée de l'Air Sénégalaise 6W-SHI : Senegal airforce; w/o 21mar83
1983 ah.1 1254 Royal Marines XX376 : Royal Marines; jan78 3CBAS./K
Royal Marines XX376 : 3CBAS M Flt/K, embarked RFA Sir Percivale at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982.
Royal Marines XX376 : RM 3CBAS w/o 29sep83
Royal Marines 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 Royal Air Force XX374 : RAF HT.3; 1979 as L in Central Flying School (CFS) RAF Shawbury; 2FTS w/o 20apr83
Royal Air Force XX374 : w/o 20apr83 crashed on Snowden. 2 fatalities
1983 ah.1 f.9502 Royal Marines XP901 : Royal Marines; jan78 3CBAS
Army Air Corps XP901 : w/o 18jan83, Sek Kong
Army Air Corps XP901 : Serving with 656 Sq in Borneo during Feb 1965
1983 se3130 1305 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A03 : Belgian Army c/n 1305/C136; 29mar83 w/o
1983 se3130 1596 Army Air Corps 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
Army Air Corps 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
Army Air Corps 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
Army Air Corps 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 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 1083 : ALAT w/o 27Oct83
1983 has.1 wa 646 Fleet Air Arm XV658 : f/f 03/02/1970; d/d 26/02/1970; conv HAS.5, unk; w/o 03/02/1983
Fleet Air Arm XV658 : f/f 3 Feb 1970, d/d 26 Feb 1970 as HAS.1, 824Sq/054-R by Apr 1970.
Fleet Air Arm XV658 : Conv to HAS.2A, 819 Sq/304-PW by May 1979.
Fleet Air Arm 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 Bharatiya Nau Sena IN506 : Westland Sea King Mk.42, cn WA738, ff?; del Indian Navy as IN506, unk; w/o 18Jun83.
1983 Sioux wa420 Army Air Corps XT508 : AAC Sioux AH.1 13Oct78 to G-BGAI
G-BGAI : Private w/o 04Jun83, CAA reg canx 23Jan84
1983 Sioux wa573/was205 Royal Air Force 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 Army Air Corps XT831 : AAC Sioux AH.1 alt c/n was193, 05apr77 to G-BENG
GSM Helicopters 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@
GSM Helicopters G-BENG : GSM Helicopters Ltd at Ripon, Yorkshire; w/o 24jun83
1983 th-57a 5012 US Navy 157366 : w/o 31mar83
1983 UH-1B 293 Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya 062 : FAU d/d 1975; ex BuNo 61-0713; w/o 30oct83
1983 UH-1D 8174 Luftwaffe 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 Heeresflieger 72+31 : HEER
Bundespolizei 72+31 : Bpol
Bundesministerium des Innern D-HBZV : BMI; 1978 new ex 72+31
Bundesministerium des Innern D-HBZV : BMI LUFTRETTUNG; w/o 02.03.1983 Reiteralpe; Preserved Hermeskeil Air Museum, Germany
Bundesministerium des Innern D-HBZV : Mar96 Christoph 10
Bundesministerium des Innern D-HBZV : Preserved at Hermeskeil musuem by Jun 2006, still 2017
1983 uh-1d 9127 US Army Aviation 66-16933 : US Army cnvt. to UH-1H toward FAS 264
Fuerza Aerea Salvadoreña 264 : FAS Guardian 3rd batch del.1982 ex 66-16933 w/o 13Oct83
1983 uh-1h 11954 US Army Aviation 69-15666 : US Army toward FAS 265
Fuerza Aerea Salvadoreña 265 : FAS Guardian 3rd batch del.1982 ex 69-15666 w/o 3Oct83
1983 uh-1h Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC239 : FAC, BuNo unk; w/o 11apr83
1983 UH-2A 73 US Navy 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.
US Navy 149771 : 1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 /HU-22
1983 uh-60a 70-056 US Army Aviation 78-22993 : US Army; TF 160 w/o 26aug83 Christian County, Kentucky. 3 fatalities
1983 uh-60a 70-062 US Army Aviation 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 US Army Aviation 78-23002 : US Army; 160th SOAR w/o 25oct83 Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada
1983 uh-60a 70-278 US Army Aviation 81-23557 : US Army; 9 AVN w/o 18oct83 crash during NVG training flight near Mount Rainier, Washington. 4 fatalities
1983 Wasp f.9733 Fleet Air Arm 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.
Fleet Air Arm XV638 : 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn uncoded
Fleet Air Arm 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.
Fleet Air Arm XV638 : To AIU Lee-on-Solent Jun 1983 ?; to AETS Portland as GI by Feb 1984
Fleet Air Arm XV638 : to instructional airframe 8826M at Brize Norton Air Movements School by 1985
Fleet Air Arm XV638 : to RAF High Wycombe by Oct 1990. Scrapped 1991.
1983 has.31 wa215 Fleet Air Arm (RAN) 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.
Fleet Air Arm (RAN) N7-215 : This aircraft did not crash at night!
Fleet Air Arm (RAN) N7-215 : I flew out to the rig on 825 with my team (SASR) for a familiarisation of the Rig.
Fleet Air Arm (RAN) N7-215 : Airframe preserved at Schneider Collection, Rupanyup, by Mar 2008
1983 hu.5 wa272 Fleet Air Arm XT450 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA272, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT4xx, 01/04/1965, perished Predannack by 07/1997.
Fleet Air Arm XT450 : conv into Green Parrot and xfer 781Sqn, unk
Fleet Air Arm 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.
Fleet Air Arm XT450 : 845Sq/V, visited RMB on 19 Feb 1982
Fleet Air Arm XT450 : 845Sq /V, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 1982 to Ascension Island.
Fleet Air Arm XT450 : embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Island as 845Sq C Flt attrition replacement.
Fleet Air Arm 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 Fleet Air Arm 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..
Royal Marines XT459 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /B
Royal Marines XT459 : Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / B-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in East Pakistan
Fleet Air Arm XT459 : 07mar74 848NAS./VB-B
Fleet Air Arm XT459 : 845Sq /B, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 1982 to Ascension Island.
Fleet Air Arm XT459 : embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Island as 845Sq C Flt attrition replacement.
Fleet Air Arm 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.
Fleet Air Arm 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
Fleet Air Arm XT459 : at Park Aviation yard (Faygate) by Feb 1988. Gone by Oct 1993.
    81 C/N found.

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