Helicopter Accidents


Year 1988 accidents

List of helicopter accidents

Aerospatiale Alouette II 5
Aerospatiale Alouette III 2
Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil 1
Aerospatiale AS355 ecureuil 2 2
Aerospatiale Gazelle 1
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 3
Aerospatiale SA365 Dauphin 2 1
Agusta A109 Hirundo 1
Agusta AB205 2
Agusta AB206 1
Agusta AB212 1
Agusta AB412 2
Bell 205 6
Bell 206 3
Bell 212 5
Bell 222 2
Bell 412 1
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 3
Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook 1
Dornier UH-1D 2
Kaman Seasprite 4
MBB Bo105 1
McDonnell Douglas md500 1
Mitsubishi S-61 2
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 1
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 4
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 2
Sikorsky S-70 H-60 1
Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 1
Westland 30 1
Westland Lynx 2
Westland Sea King 2
Westland Sioux 1
Westland Wessex 1
Westland Whirlwind 2

1988 205A-1 30139 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC4294 : FAC 294, reser 4294
Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC4294 : w/o 19dec88 accident in Medellin
1988 206a 376 Bell Helicopter N1432W : Bell Helicopter, to PK-DBE
Derazona Helicopters PK-DBE : Derazona, 206B2 type; w/o 07jan88 hit by Bo105 PK-PIW
1988 206a 529 G-AYCM : Bell 206A cn529, ff:?; del UK as G-AYCM, unk; passed through several owners until w/o Hapton Valley Colliery, Burnley, Lancashire, 02Oct88.
1988 212 30577 Bell Helicopter N58027 : Bell, to N18090
Bristow G-BBBP : Bristow Jun73-Jan81
Bristow G-BBBP : 16mar75 pictured at North Denes heliport
Bristow G-BBBP : late 1970s, based offshore on the sedco 704. It had its own hanger and maneuvered by a rail system. Shuttling to piper ‘a’ platform, Bredford dolphin, claymore ‘a’ platform, and Viking piper.
Bristow Masayu Helicopters PK-HCJ : Bristow Indonesia from 1981; w/o 17jun88 Gurun Panjang
1988 212 30764 ERA Helicopters N397EH : ERA Apr76-Mar91; w/o 29sep88 at Deadhorse, AK
1988 212 31243 Sri Lanka Air Force CH545 : Sri Lanka Air Force; ex N3189N; w/o 03jun88
1988 222ut 47509 Bell Helicopter N3182K : Bell 222UT cn47509, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N3182K, unk; w/o 11Aug88.
1988 222ut 47553 Bell Helicopter N32022 : Bell 222UT, cn47553, ff: 1986; reg Bell Helicopters as N32022, 1986
Jamaica Defence Force JDF H-18 : JDF d/d dec86; ex N32022; w/o 21may88
1988 30-100-60 030 Pawan Hans Ltd VT-EKO : Pawan Hans 1986, test serial G-17-17; w/o 14jul88 at Katra, Jammu and Kashmir . 7 fatalities
1988 412sp 33130 Luftforsvaret 130 : RNoAF, w/o 04jan88 crashed at Bardufoss due hydraulic system. crew of three survived; instruction airframe at LSK Kjevik
1988 a109 7106 Agusta Spa I-AGUU : Agusta A109 type, conv to A109A
Boeing Helicopters I-AGUU : 1984 noted as Boeing Vertol ARTI (Advanced Rotorcraft Technology Integration ) test bed to evaluate cockpit integration concepts for a one-man helicopter under the US Army LHX program
Elilombarda I-AGUU : Elilombarda air ambulance; w/o 19jun88, hit power cable at Niguarda hospital, Villa Reale di Cassolnuovo, Pavia
1988 ab205a-1 4172 Carabinieri MM80776 : CC-32. 4 Nucleo Elicotteri. w/o 10sep88
1988 ab205a-1 4208 Aviazione dell'Esercito MM80682 : Esercito E.I.311. w/o 15apr88 near Studena, Udine
Zambia Air Force AF769 : del Zambia Air Force as AF769, 16.09.06
1988 ab206a 8176 marinen 06044 : Marinen type:Hkp6B; oct88 w/o; autumm 1999 scrapped
1988 ab212asw Marina Militare Italiana MM81096 : Marina 7-51. w/o 2sep88 frigate F574 Aliseo
1988 ab412sp Air Force of Zimbabwe 654 : AB.412SP, ordered 1986; del Zimbabwe Air Froce as 654, unk; asgd 8 Sqn; w/o 14Jun88.
1988 ab412sp Air Force of Zimbabwe 656 : AB.412SP, ordered 1986; del Zimbabwe Air Froce as 656, unk; asgd 8 Sqn; w/o 30Jun88.
1988 as350d 1338 ERA Helicopters N353EH : ERA Helicopters Jun81-Mar91; w/o 24may88 crash at Dillingham, AK
1988 as355f 5137 Okanagan Helicopters C-GXPO : Okanagan Helicopters, canc Oct82
ERA Helicopters N355EH : ERA Helicopters Nov82-Dec91; w/o 04nov88 offshore production platform West Cameron Block 617. 4 fatalities
1988 as355f1 5316 Armée de l'Air 5316 : AdlA /SJ EH3/67 w/o 06apr88
1988 105cb N82/S8-570 PT Dirgantara Indonesia PK-XYZ : Nurtanio c/n N82/S8-570
Pelita Air Service PK-PIW : Pelita Air Service; w/o 07jan88 main rotor hit Bell 206 PK-DBE at Pabelokan Island, West Java. 4 fatalities
1988 ch-135 32019 Canadian Armed Forces 135119 : CAF CH-135 type BuNo 70-15668; 1984 424Sqn
Canadian Armed Forces 135119 : w/o 28jan88 Cat A crash near Timmons, Ontario. Investigation revealed that the tail rotor yoke failed and one tail rotor blade broke off in flight. 4 souls on board perished
1988 ch-136 44042 Canadian Armed Forces 136242 : BuNo 71-20907. 408 sqd w/o 07jul88
1988 CH-46D 2219 US Marine Corps 153331 : BV-107M, c/n 2219, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton PA as CH-46D 153331 07Nov66; xfer NARF North Island 09Feb67; xfer H&MS-30 COSA 19Apr67; xfer HMM-364, YK-??, 29Jun67; xfer H&MS-56 01Nov67; xfer HMMT-302 11Jan68; dam 19Oct68; xfer NARF North Island 18Dec68; xfer NAS North Island 01Jun69; xfer HMM-161 30Jun69; xfer HMM-164 20Aug70; xfer H&MS-36 Sub Unit Futenma 10Apr72; xfer NAS Cubi Point Det TS 29Jul72; xfer H&MS-36 Sub Unit 1 22Nov72; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; xfer HMM-163, YP-113, crashed 02Mar88; last noted stor NARF Cherry Point dump, Apr93.
US Marine Corps 153331 : 153331 was the ch-46 that flew with aft rotor-head re-taining nut missing
US Marine Corps 153331 : 29jul81
1988 CH-46D 2257 US Marine Corps 153363 : BV-107M, c/n 2257, ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153363 22Feb67; xfer NARF North Island 15Mar67; xfer HMM-364, YK-09, 25Aug67; xfer H&MS-36 COSA 23Feb71; xfer HMM-164 16Mar71; xfer H&MS-36 16May72; xfer HMM-164 31Oct72; xfer HMM-165 24Jul73; xfer H&MS-36 17Oct74; xfer HMM-164 21Mar75; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; xfer HMM-262, ET-4, w/o 11May88.
US Marine Corps 153363 : 5nov81
1988 CH-46D 2354 US Marine Corps 154003 : BV-107M, c/n 2354, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, Morton, PA as CH-46D 154003 04Oct67; xfer HMM-162 06Nov67; xfer HMM-264 04Feb69; xfer HMM-261 19May69; xfer NAS North Island A&T 02Sep69; xfer H&MS-56 23Oct69; xfer HMM-265 07Apr70; xfer HMM-161 13Nov70; xfer USS New Orleans (LPH-11) 30Apr71; xfer FAWPRA Atsugi 24Mar73; xfer USS Tripoli (LPH-10) 14Sep73; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-264, EH-??, unk; w/o 25Oct88.
US Marine Corps 154003 : 29nov77
1988 ch-47c b-819 Boeing Helicopters N37015 : Boeing Vertol toward ZA672
Royal Air Force ZA672 : RAF Chinook HC.1, MA003; 1982 240 OCU /FF; 1983 7Sqn /EX; 1987 18Sqn /BH
Royal Air Force ZA672 : w/o 06may88 at Hannover airport during ILA airshow. 3 fatalities
1988 ch-53d 65-289 US Marine Corps 157163 : USMC CH-53D
US Marine Corps 157163 : 1979-1982, used to crew this very helo out of Hawaii
US Marine Corps 157163 : w/o 25jun88 HMH-462 /YF-
US Marine Corps 157163 : Aircraft crashed on Shikoku Island, Japan (about 25 miles south of MCAS Iwakuni) on 25 June 1988 with seven fatalities
1988 HSS-2B M61-105 Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 8094 : Mitsubishi HSS-2B c/n M61-105, ff?; del JMSDF as 8094 unk; w/o 11Jun88.
1988 has.2 060 Fleet Air Arm XZ243 : RN HAS.2 f/f 15May78; NASU Yeovilton coded 02Jun78 coded 327-AL; 702 Squadron, HMS Alacrity Flight 07Sep78; 815Squadron HMS Alacrity flight coded 327-AL transferred 07Jan81; RNAY Fleetlands 19Nov81; 702 Squadron coded 640.PO 30Jun82
Fleet Air Arm XZ243 : RN Type: Lynx HAS.2 noted at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton 15nov78 with 815NAS coded AG-341 asg HMS Alacrity Flt (F174)
Fleet Air Arm XZ243 : 815Sq Alacrity Flt/327-AL visited RCH on 17 Nov 1981.
Fleet Air Arm XZ243 : conv HAS.3 type; NASU Yeovilton 01Nov85
Fleet Air Arm XZ243 : 702 Squadron coded 635-PO by 21Nov86
Fleet Air Arm XZ243 : w/o 10mar88 as /635 in Portuguese waters 40 miles off Cabo Roca. During long range night training exercise crashed into the sea on return 0.5 miles from the stern of parent ship RFA Engadine (K08), 2 fatalities; pictured (top) 2 day before the accident; pictured (bot) the morning after the crash
XZ243 : RIP: CAWTHORNE, Richard A, Sub Lieutenant, C032051W (HMS Osprey) and DAVIES, Anthony P G, Lieutenant Commander, C023660H
Fleet Air Arm XZ243 : Portland Air Engineering Department Ground Trainer, Shell Only uncoded with no regi, Total Airframe Hours at crash 2516:15; HMS Sultan Air Engineering Training School, shell only, BDR trainer by Dec97
1988 has.2 fn 081 Aéronautique Navale 278 : Marine d/d 1979
Aéronautique Navale 278 : 1988 crashed in Djibouti after terrain collision. All 4 people on board were safe.
Aéronautique Navale 278 : w/o Dec88, Bird strike in Djibouti
1988 md500e 0103E Heil Ha'Avir 932 : IAF, w/o 07nov88
1988 mh-53e 65-524 US Navy 162512 : USN MH-53E
US Navy 162512 : w/o 18jul88 HM-15 /TB-06
1988 s-58b 58-692 Sikorsky Helicopters N4373S : Sikorsky S-58B, c/n 58-692, ff?; reg N4373S by Sikorsky for testing, 1958; del Israel Defense Force / Air Force as 13, 11Feb58;
Heil Ha'Avir 13 : To IAF 11.2.58.WFU,Sold.CNVTD TO S-58BT BY Okangan Hlcpt.TO CF-OKG OKANGAN HLCPTRS 28.5.71 canc.2.80.TO N5594C THE ROTOR WORKS 25.2.80. to Southetn Hlcptrs Inc.13.3.80.ACCIDENT @ Sacramento CA. 2.4.80 Minor damage. Worker atop tower accidentally dropped a rope onto helicopter, causing damage to rotor blades. Copter landed safely .to California Hlcptrs Inc.TO Aris Hlcptrs Inc.5.87.RR N94AH ARIS HLCPTRS.Crashed @ Marina Bay,Los Angeles CA. Collision with antenna tower.1.7.78.Rgn canc 8.90
Okanagan Helicopters CF-OKG : rtnd Sikorsky 1971 [ as partial payment fo rS-65C-3]; conv to S-58BT std, 1971; sold Canada as S-58BT, CF-OKG, 28May71;
N5594C : xfer Southern Helicopter as N5594C, 25Feb80; NTSB: "Incident 02Apr80: Sacramento CA. Minor damage. Worker atop tower accidentally dropped a rope onto helicopter, causing damage to rotor blades. Copter landed safely."; xfer California Helicopter as N5594C, unk
N94AH : xfer ARIS Helicopter as N94AH, Apr85; NTSB: "Incident 01Jan87: Los Angeles CA. Collision with antenna tower." Crashed at Marina del Rey, CA, 01Jul88.
1988 S-61L M61-003 Mitsubishi JA9507 : Sikorsky S-61L, c/n 61-223 ff?; del Sikorsky as N317Y unk; del Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in kit form unk; constructed as Mitsubishi-Sikorsky S-61L, c/n M61-003, reg JA9507, ~1963; sold SFO Airlines, USA as N317Y ~1970; sold UK as G-BEID 24Nov76; engine fire warning, a/c ditched in North Sea, all 21 occupants rescued; a/c burned and sank, 18Jul88.

1988 S-61N 61-223 Sikorsky Helicopters N317Y : Sikorsky S-61N, c/n 61-223 ff?; del Sikorsky as N317Y unk.
Mitsubishi JA9507 : del Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in kit form 1963; reassembled as Mitsubishi-Sikorsky MS-61N, c/n M61-003, reg JA9507, 1964; rtnd Sikorsky, USA as S-61N, c/n 61-223, N317Y, 08Apr74.
N317Y : San Francisco Oakland (SFO) Airlines Apr74-Nov76
British Airways Helicopters G-BEID : sold UK as G-BEID, 24Nov76; engine fire warning, a/c ditched in North Sea, all 21 occupants rescued; a/c burned and sank, 18Jul88.
G-BEID : gone from Hanningfield Metals by May 1995. Scrapped ?
1988 s61n.mk2 61-747 British Airways Helicopters G-BDES : Sikorsky S-61N-50, c/n 61-747, ff:?; del British Airways Helicopters as G-BDES, 31Jul75; crashed in the North Sea, 90 nm north- east of Aberdeen on 10Nov88.
G-BDES : gone from Hanningfield Metals by May 1995. Scrapped ?
1988 s61n.mk2 61-750 Bristow G-BDII : Bristow Sep75-Feb85; to Malaysia
Bristow Malaysia 9M-ELF : Bristow Malaysia Mar-Nov 1985, rtn UK
Bristow G-BDII : Bristow Nov85; w/o 17oct88 crashed North Sea off Handa Island near Loch Laxford, no fatalities; canc 19jan89
1988 S-65C-3 65-343 Heil Ha'Avir 245 : Sikorsky S-65C-3, c/n 65-343 ff?; retained by Sikorsky for testing as N4001S; del IDF/AF as S-65C Yasur 245, Jul71; reserialled 545 unk; w/o 29Dec88, heavy cargo lift problems while en route to Mount Sagi, pilot killed, other crew recovered.
Heil Ha'Avir 545 : Reserialled 545 unk; w/o 29Dec88, heavy cargo lift problems while en route to Mount Sagi, pilot killed, other crew recovered.
1988 sa316b 2344 Malawi Army Air Wing MAAW-H04 : Aerospatiale SA316B Alouette III, cn 2344, ff:?; del France as F-WKQF, unk; to Malawi Army Air Wing as MAAW-H04, unk; to Italy as I-FEBE, unk; w/o 9mar88.
1988 sa318c 1999 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A56 : Belgian Army c/n 1999/626C-A76 in 1987 16sm. ; w/o Nov1988
1988 sa318c 2049 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A63 : Belgian Army c/n 2049/C670-A125 assembled at SABCA; 17oct88 w/o
1988 sa330f 1193 Pelita Air Service PK-PDV : Pelita air service; w/o 15dec88
1988 sa330j 1402 PHI Inc N47307 : PHI d/d 1977; w/o 14jul88 at Gulf of Mexico, 1 fatality
1988 sa330j 1581 N9003Z : 1979-1988
I-ARLY : Eli Alpi d/d jul88; w/o 30nov88 at Champoluc, Aosta Valley
1988 ah.1 1610 Army Air Corps XZ319 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 14aug88 w/o
1988 sa365n 6233 Pawan Hans Ltd VT-ELH : Pawan Hans (PHE); w/o 26aug88 Bay of Bengal
1988 se3130 1646 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A20 : Belgian Army c/n 1646/C337; 23nov88 w/o
1988 se3130 1692 Heeresflieger 76+51 : PG-140; PK-140; PL-208; HFB12; HFS12; w/o 10.03.1988
1988 se3130 1792 Aviation Légère de la Force Terrestre A35 : Belgian Army c/n 1792/C435; 23nov88 w/o
1988 se3160 1470 Koninklijke Luchtmacht A-470 : KLU assembled by Lichtwerk Hoogeveen w/o July 1988
Koninklijke Luchtmacht A-470 : w/o 29jul88 crash landed at Deelen. Cat 5. No fatalities
1988 has.1 wa 640 Fleet Air Arm XV652 : Built as HAS.1 and ff 12 Nov 1969, dd 03 Dec 1969. Conv to HAS.2A 706Sq/586-CU by Jul 1979 still Aug 197. Conv to HAS.5 706Sq/582-CU by 1986, 706Sq/581-CU, 826Sq/132 by 1988, w/o 03 Feb 1988 off Barcelona when ditched in Mediterranean and sank while with 826Sq operating from HMIMS Poolster (A835).
1988 has.5 wa 876 Fleet Air Arm XZ916 : Built as HAS.5 f/f 16 Feb 1979, d/d 30 March 1979 to RN. Ex "XV916" ntu, MoD(PE) Yeovil by 1980, at Le Bourget in Jun 1981 for Paris Air Show marked 247H, MoD(PE) Yeovil by 1982, A&AEE Boscombe Down by 1984, 826Sq/130 Port Stanley by 1985 still 1986, 826Sq/130 Culdrose by 1987, w/o 13 Oct 1988 15nm off Plymouth during a recovery to RFA Resource (A480) while with 826Sq A Flt.
Fleet Air Arm XZ916 : 23May84 noted RNAS Portland coded -.525 of 826Squadron; 24Jan86, noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent coded -.130 of 826Squadron
Fleet Air Arm XZ916 : noted at Westland Factory, Yeovil EGHF 12sep79
1988 SH-2F 196 US Navy 161646 : w/o 30mar88
1988 SH-2F 201 US Navy 161651 : w/o 11nov88
US Navy 161651 : Lost off USS Barbey (FF-1088) Pilot, Co-Pilot, Crewman lost at sea Gulf of Oman
1988 SH-2F 214 US Navy 161903 : USN SH-2F
US Navy 161903 : w/o 08may88 HSL-36 /HY-341 lost in Mediterranean Sea operating from USS Vreeland (FF-1068)
1988 SH-2F 221 US Navy 161910 : USN SH-2F Seasprite
US Navy 161910 : 1987 HSL-35 /TG-35
US Navy 161910 : w/o 10aug88 crashed at sea off San Diego. 3 survivors, co-pilot killed
US Navy 161910 : The date on this incident is 10 Aug 1988. Hsl-35 is correct
US Navy 161910 : I was a mech in the squadron at the time aircraft crashed 10aug88, Reference
1988 sh-3d 61-437 US Navy 156491 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-14 w/o 04oct88
US Navy 156491 : All 4 onboard perished.
1988 sh-60b 70-463 US Navy 162978 : USN; HSL-44 w/o 19jan88
1988 Sioux wa329 XT170 : AAC Sioux AH.1 to EC-DLK
EC-DLK : w/o during 1988
1988 UH-1D 8211 Luftwaffe 71+51 : HTG 64, LTG 61, HTG 64, w/o 06.01.88 Varrelbusch
1988 UH-1D 8423 Heeresflieger 73+03 : HFR20 w/o 03.07.1988 Oberreintal/Alpen
1988 uh-1d 5300 US Army Aviation 66-00817 : US Army, conv UH-1H, to Honduras
Fuerza Aerea Hondureña FAH-943 : FAH, ex 66-0817; w/o 30jun88
1988 uh-1d 9258 US Army Aviation 66-17064 : US Army cnvt. to UH-1H toward FAS 266
Fuerza Aerea Salvadoreña 266 : FAS Guardian 3rd batch del.1982 ex 66-17064 w/o 11Jan88
1988 uh-1h 10144 US Army Aviation 68-15214 : 1971, I believe this is the one I first crewed in Vietnam, asg 129th Assault Helicopter Company (129 AHC). Dave Powers Montrose, CO
US Army Aviation 68-15214 : conv UH-1V; Calif Army National Guard 0-15214; w/o 17may88 in anti drug ops; 15mar96 pictured with 68-15271 at wreck at Fresno Army NG Field, CA
1988 uh-1h 13933 Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-423 : Ejercito. BuNo 77-22929 d/d 16oct78; w/o 30jun88
1988 uh-1h 9562 US Army Aviation 67-17364 : US Army toward FAS 262
Fuerza Aerea Salvadoreña 262 : FAS Guardian 3rd batch del.1982 ex 67-17364 w/o 28Sep88
1988 UH-1N 31697 US Marine Corps 159687 : HMLA-169 SN-107. w/o 25oct88. c/n not confirmed
1988 hc.2 wa534 Royal Air Force XT607 : Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA534, f/f 08sep66; del Royal Air Force as XT607, 18sep66; GIA Gosport, Hampshire, unk; to The National Diving & Activity Centre, Tidenham, Chepstow, Gloucestershire where it was sunk on 17dec07
Royal Air Force XT607 : 72 Sq/P by Jun 1968, 72 Sq/AP by Sep 1976, 72 Sq/P (still) by May 1984
Royal Air Force XT607 : w/o 13 Jan 1988 with 72 Sq when force-landed near hospital at Crawfordsburn, North Down, NI.
Royal Air Force XT607 : 20jun93 pictured as P/ 72 Sqn at RAF Cosford Airshow
Royal Air Force XT607 : to DARA Fleetlands by Jan 1999 still Feb 2000; G.I. HMS Sultan Gosport /J-O by Nov 2005, still Apr 2007.
1988 har10 wa348 Royal Air Force XP328 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA348, ff: 29Aug61; del Royal Air Force as XP328, 07Nov61; wfu & sold UK as G-BKHC, unk; w/o 22Aug88.
G-BKHC : wfu & sold UK as G-BKHC, unk; w/o 22Aug88.
1988 har.4 wa 33 Royal Air Force XD777 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.4, c/n WA33, ff: 21Oct54; ntu Royal Air Force as XD777. [duplicate Sabre 4 serial]
Royal Air Force XJ407 : del Royal Air Force as Whirlwind HAR.4, XJ407, 03Nov54; conv HAR.10, unk.
Royal Air Force XJ407 : 32 Sq, visited the Air Tattoo, 23 Jun 1979
G-BKHB : wfu & xfer UK as G-BKHB, unk.
N7013H : sold US N7013H, 15Jun88; w/o Aug88.
    71 C/N found.

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