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Hughes 269 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 1
Kaman Seasprite 2
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 369HS 2
Kawasaki Heavy Industries kv 107-ii 1
MBB Bo105 1
McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache 3
Mil Mi-2 Hoplite 1
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 3
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 2
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 6
Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 1
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 1
Sikorsky S-70 H-60 3
Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 1
Westland Lynx 2
Westland Sea King 2
Westland Wessex 3

YearVersionC/N
1987 212 30719 PE FAP-618 : FAP d/d 1975; w/o 05mar87
1987 212 30736 CO PNC-155 : PNC, test serial N90141; w/o 04aug87
1987 222 47015 N1074T : Apr87, while on a post-maintenance flight over Texas, the drive system for the main rotor failed, causing total loss of control. It then impacted the ground, killing 2 crewmembers. (Info from TV Tropes for Airwolf Series.)
1987 269B 116-0292 D-HCLE : w/o 30may87
1987 369hs 11-0275S G-GASB : 15 Aug 1987 destroyed by fire following engine failure on take-off at South Heighton, nr Newhaven.
1987 47g-3 6517 NZ NZ3704 : RNZAF. w/o 16jan87
1987 ab205a-1 4510 GR 4510 : 358 MED w/o 26jul87
1987 ab212 5572 IT MM81072 : AWTI-01 670 Squadriglia Collegamenti. w/o 8sep87 near Orroli Nuoro
1987 ah-64a PV014 US 83-23789 : US Army; 9jul87 w/o
1987 ah-64a PV103 US 84-24243 : US Army; 22sep87 w/o
1987 ah-64a PV119 US 84-24259 : this aircraft actually crashed in october 1987. aircrew was attempting to avoid low power lines and made hard contact from 40+ verticle feet , the airframe suffered irrepairable damage along with avionic, control surfaces, main engine and rotor damage. aircraft was returned to hood af in november 1987 where it stayed in the 2/6cav parts depot enclosure for an additional 18 months. post and during investigation serviceable items were removed for re-distribution on common models. this event took place during reforger 87.
1987 as332c 2012 C-GQRL : Hydra Management; ex N5789B; w/o 03oct87 crash during logging at Quatam River, BC
1987 as332f 2098 ID HU-442 : TNI-AL; w/o oct87
1987 as350 1560 MW MAAW-H08 : Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil, cn 1560, ff:?; del Germany as D-HEZE, unk; to Malawi Army Air Wing as MAAW-H08, 27jun85; w/o 30jul7; hulk rtnd to France & rebuilt as F-WYMB, to F-GFHM.
1987 as350b 1593 N350AE :
1987 105c S-127 NO LN-OSH : Norsk Luftambulanse d/d 1980; ex D-HDDT; w/o 24oct87 at Fokstua, Norway
1987 ch-124 61-234 CA 12409 : CAF; 2012 dumped CFB Borden
1987 CH-46A 2061 US 151913 : I think this may be the flight on a sight seeing trip in the PI flying down the Snake river with passenger's on board. The Helo rounded a bend and flew into a cable slam dunking the aircraft killing all on board. The Crew Chief was one of my instrucrers and good friend, Doug Groll. To Doug and all on board Rip. AECS AW NAC Garrity (Ret)
1987 CH-46A 2139
US 152518 : asg HC-5 /RB-12, unk; w/o 22oct87 video ditched in North Arabian Gulf off USNS Spica (T-AFS-9) when one engine failed during Vert Reo with USS Ranger. All crew rescued, helo sank.
1987 CH-46A 2162 US 152540 : BV-107M, c/n 2162, ff?; del USMC 10Jun66 as CH-46A 152540; asgd Boeing FR Morton PA; xfer HMM-165 20Jun66; dam 15Apr67; xfer NAS North Island A&T 16Aug67; xfer HAMRON 16 COSA 10Jun68; xfer HMM-265, EP17?, 18Jul68; xfer HMM-165 COSA 10Oct69; xfer HMM-165 25Nov69; xfer HC-6 14May70; xfer NAS Patuxent River 17Apr72; xfer NATC RDT&E Patuxent River 31Jan74; redesig HH-46A 01Mar74; further unit xfers unk; xfer HC-11, Det 5, VR55 unk; w/o 27Aug87.
1987 CH-46D 2296 US 153398 : 9oct81
1987 CH-46F 2585 US 157686 : 1981 transf from HMM-262 Kaneohe Bay, HI to HMM-164 during Pacific trans Pac to Okinawa
1987 CH-46F 2624 US 157725 : 11jun82
1987 ch-47c b-852 UK ZA721 : w/o 27feb87 RAF Mount Pleasant, Falklands crashed during post servicing air test. 7 fatalities. 3 crew and 4 flight test engineers from RAF Odiham
1987 ch-53d 65-280 US 157154 : w/o 22jan87 HMH-462 /YF; 24mar95 on El Mirage Field, CA scrapyard, only tail
1987 ch-53e 65-485 US 162008 : Aircraft was HMH-465 /YJ-21
1987 h-34g.III 58-1612 ID PK-OBL : xfer Airfast Services as PK-OBL, unk; w/o when ditched in Java Sea off Madura Island, 09Nov87.
1987 h-34g.i 58-879 N47782 : w/o 1oct87
1987 hb350b 1977 PY H-028 : Paraguay air force; w/o 29sep87
1987 hb355f2 5321 BR N-7059 : Marinha UH-13 type; w/o 05jun87 HU-1
1987 hh-52a 62-125 US 1442 : I was assigned to CGAS Port Angeles at the time of the mishap. I participated in the salvage and later received the 8 day clock as well as the pilot and co-pilot seats. Converted the seats to bar stools and had the clock repaired. It sits on my desk and functions perfectly.
1987 hss-2 61-015 US 148037 : w/o 30jul87, asg HC-2, on routine flight from Bahrain to the command ship USS La Salle docked in Manama. Was too low and crashed into its starboard side scorching it
1987 hss-2 61-061 US 148987 : USN; conv SH-3G; VC-8 w/o 27apr87
1987 hss-2 61-069 US 148995 : w/o 12jan87 HS-11 /AB-612
1987 hss-2 61-206 US 149931 : USN; conv SH-3H; w/o 09nov87 /NF-615 HS-12 USS Midway on Indian Ocean, 1 fatality
1987 kv-107iia-sm-1 4123 SA MOI 07 : Kevin Perrier and John Mullen died in the crash. John was pilot and Kev the crew chief. Kev wasn't due to fly that mission, the other crew chief went off sick that day. The mission was to assist in load lifting pallets of building gear.


1987 ah1 107/1 UK XZ204 : AAC; 662 Sqn w/o 18mar88
1987 mk80 187 DK S-187 : RDN; w/o 20feb87 near Vagar Airport, Faroe Islands; ex G-17-21
1987 mh-60g 70-352 US 81-23647 : SrA Beski was the flight engineer
1987 mi-2 535431127 HU R-10 : Hungary Police d/d 1978; w/o 02apr87; fuselage at Aircraft Museum, Szolnokon
1987 NH500MC 33-0286M IT MM81056 : GdiF-98. w/o 31jan87 Bari
1987 OH-6D 6460 JP 31159 : Kawasaki 369HM, c/n 6460, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6D, 31159 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 10Jul87.
1987 OH-6D 6467 JP 31166 : Kawasaki 369HM, c/n 6467, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6D, 31166 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 10Jul87.
1987 S-55 55-279 N414A : w/o 23apr87 De Quincy, LA
1987 S-55C 55-1078 CL H-53 : S-55C; to fach S-55T type; w/o 27oct87
1987 S-55C 55-482 N418A : private; w/o 03feb87 during agricultural work at Kurthwood, LA
1987 S-61N 61-487 GL OY-HAN : 11sep87 was the actual crashdate. I was on the RDAF crew that flew the co-pilot to Denmark for medical treatment, just checked my logbook for correct date
1987 s-70c 70-831 CN ? : S-70C2 China; w/o 08oct87
1987 sa315b 2393 CL 158 : Ejercito, w/o 08dec87
1987 sa315b 2619 BO FAB-739 : FAB HB.315B type; w/o 07dec87
1987 sa315b 2676 PK 676 : Army w/o 23mar87
1987 sa319b 2051 DO 3021 : 10may74, while transporting then Dominican President Joaquín Balaguer, FAD-3021 had an accident near Santo Domingo, becoming a total loss. No one was injured, though.
1987 sa330b 1115 FR 1115 : ALAT w/o 27jan87
1987 sa330b 1362 FR 1362 : AdlA; w/o 04apr87
1987 sa330j 1395 PT-HTM : Heliavia; w/o 27oct87
1987 sa330j 1588 US N3596N : PHI d/d 1979; w/o 21dec87 at oil rig near Eugene Island, Gulf of Mexico; 15 fatalities
1987 ah.1 1801 UK ZA732 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 29flight w/o 16jul87
1987 ht.2 1163 UK XW891 : Pod only on the Culdrose dump by Nov 1991
1987 se3130 1766 BE A30 : Belgian Army c/n 1766/C418; 04sep87 w/o
1987 se3160 1410 ZA 25 : SAAF, w/o 15sep87
1987 has.1 wa 656 UK XV668 : f/f 22 Jul 1970, d/d 20 Aug 1970 as HAS.1, 737Sq/526-PO by 1972. Conv to HAS.2A, 814Sq/264-H by Aug 1978 still Jul 1979 (NASU?). Conv to HAS.5 at Fleetlands Jun 1983, 706Sq/586-CU by Jul 1985 still 1986. Flew into sea at night 24 Feb 1987 near Falmouth while with 706Sq.
1987 mk42b wa 951 UK IN514 : I saw the photos of this crash from one of the crew when at Westlands. It was in a low hover doing trials for the EH101 sonar. One of the engines failed and it ditched. The tail fuselage was bent as it hit the water first. I was told it sank as one of the flotation pontoons was punctured by a vessel alongside
1987 SH-2F 204 US 161654 : HSL-32 /HV-142, w/o 11jan87
1987 SH-2F 230 US 162579 : w/o 16sep87 HSL-34 /HX lost in north atlantic
1987 UH-1B 1206 NO 082 : BuNo 64-14082. w/o 18sep87
1987 UH-1D 8175 DE 71+15 : ErpSt 61, HTG 64, LTG 61, w/o 25.02.87 Hohenpeissenberg
1987 UH-1N 31426 US 158255 : Aircraft and crew of four were lost in the mountains of Ojai, CA in 1987 while on a training mission out of NAS Point Mugu. They were operating at The Bowl and crashed just below it
1987 UH-1N 31739 US 160447 : USMC; HMLA-269 w/o 04oct87
1987 uh-60a 70-998 US 86-24503 : US Army; 16sep87 w/o 4-6th CAV Troop D
1987 has.31 wa209 AU N7-209 : Maintenance crew also aboard during the ditching were: LSATA Greg Edwards ABATWL Dallas Reilly
1987 hc.2 wa542 UK XT674 : Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA542, f/f: 10/01/1967; del Royal Air Force as XT674, 01/02/1967; w/o 01/02/1987.
1987 hu.5 wa283 UK XT461 : w/o 16 Oct 1987 with 771Sq/825-CU when ditched in Mounts Bay near Porthleven (Cornwall, UK) following engine failure.
    72 C/N found.


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