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Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 2
Kaman Seasprite 2
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McDonnell Douglas md500 1
Robinson R22 2
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 2
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 7
Sikorsky S-64 CH-54 1
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 1
Sikorsky S-70 H-60 3
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Westland 30 1
Westland Lynx 4
Westland Scout 1
Westland Sea King 1
Westland Sioux 1
Westland Wasp 1
Westland Wessex 4

YearVersionC/N
1989 206a 167 N273E : xfer US as N273E, unk; w/o Bedminster, NJ 27Apr89
1989 206a 256 HB-XNO : xfer Helitrade AGas HB-XNO, 12Nov82; xfer Sauter & Huber AG, 21Jan83; xfer Säntis-Heli / Marquart Jürg, 13Jun83; xfer Heli Business Flights, lsd Marquart Jürg, 28Mar85; xfer Marquart Jürg, 12Jun85; xfer Thur-Heli AG, 20Feb86; crashed at Trin-Schlucht/GER, 18Oct89.
1989 206a 341 N131AT : xfer US as N131AT, unk; conv Bell 206B-2, unk; w/o during instructional flight mishap, Corona, CA, 13Mar89
1989 206a 440 C-FHHJ : w/o 07sep89 I was in it when it hit the water at the head of Ramsey Arm, west coast British Columbia. Glassy water effect
1989 206b-2 1982 NZ ZK-HKE : The Helicopter Line; w/o 14feb89 at Skippers Canyon, Queenstown, New Zealand. 5 fatalities
1989 206b-3 3168 GT 165 : FAG; w/o 04may89
1989 212 31173 GL OY-HDG : Grønlandsfly/Air Greenland from 1984; w/o 30nov89 at Lake Ferguson
1989 214B 28030 EC E-451 : Ejercito; w/o 01jun89
1989 30-100-60 033 IN VT-EKR : Pawan Hans 1986, test serial G-17-20; w/o 07feb89 4km Kohima, Nagaland. 3 fatalities
1989 369d 101-0764D AR H-38 : built by RACA; c/n also as A0764D; w/o 28jun89
1989 369d 81-1050D AR H-43 : built by RACA; w/o 08dic89
1989 412 33069 US N524EH : ERA, noted 1985; w/o 06may89 at Girdwood, AK; canc Dec91
1989 412sp 33127 HN FAH-975 : FAH; w/o 08may89
1989 ab205a 4440 GR 4440 : 358 MED. ex ES656. w/o 10may89
1989 ab412 25529 IT MM81206 : CC-07. w/o 01jun89 mid-air collision over Roma
1989 ab412 25549 IT MM81314 : CC-10. w/o 01jul89 Roma
1989 ah-1t US 160807 : This a/c sits at the bottom of the Mediterranean sea about 10 miles off the coast of Spain
1989 ah-1w 26209 US 162540 : USMC; HMLA-169 w/o 20jun89
1989 ah-64a PV359 US 86-8989 : w/o 19oct89 catch fire at Ft Hunter-Ligget, CA. conv to JAH-64A ?
1989 as332L 2056 UK G-TIGN : Bristow d/d Feb83; w/o 22may89 Hong Kong, flew into a hillside in bad weather returning from a offshore oil platform, 3 fatalities
1989 as332m1 2189 JO 743 : RJAF; w/o 02nov89
1989 as350b 1757 FR F-MJCI : Crashed in 1989
1989 as350b 2071 US N160EH : ERA Aviation from Apr89; w/o 15jun89 at Puntilla Lake, AK. 1 fatality; Apr92 canc;
1989 as350d 1450 US N143EH : ERA, noted 1985; w/o 20jul89 Long Beach, CA; Dec89 canc
1989 ash-3d 6051 AR 0794 : ARA 2-H-236. 1989 Sunk with polar transport ARA Bahia Paraiso on Antarctica
1989 ash-3d 6052 AR 0795 : ARA 2-H-237. 1989 Sunk with polar transport ARA Bahia Paraiso on Antarctica
1989 ash-3d 6054 BR N-3014 : AS-61D-3 Sea King (SH-3A). accepted marinha 27apr84. w/o 08jan89
1989 ch-124 61-249 CA 12411 : CH-124A. Crashed 19 Sep 1989 into the Atlantic off Bermuda. Recovered and became ground instruction airframe at CFB Shearwater.
1989 ch-135 32028 CA 135128 : BuNo 70-15677. MFO. w/o 09dec89
1989 ch-3c 61-543 US 65-5692 : 22dec67
1989 CH-46D 2252 US 153358 : piloted by my brother. We still pray for those that lost they lives and are grateful to those that survived this tactical maneuver
1989 CH-46D 2286 US 153388 : 20apr83
1989 CH-46F 2455 US 154848 : 3jul80
1989 CH-46F 2611 US 157712 : BV-107M, c/n 2611, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157712 16Oct70; xfer HMM-365 27Oct70; xfer H&MS-26 16Feb71; xfer H&MS-16 CRAA 05Oct71; xfer HMM-161 06Jun72; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-764, ML-??, unk; w/o 12Feb89.
1989 ch-47c b-825 UK ZA678 : 16Sep93 noted RNAY Fleetlands stored in derelict condition;
1989 ch-47c b-848 ZA717 : Feb18 fuselage acquired by the Newark Air Museum
1989 ch-53d 65-233 US 157140 : USMC; HMH-363 w/o 20mar89 at Pohang, South Korea. 19 fatalities, 15 survivors
1989 ch-54a 64-024 US 67-18422 : Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-024, ff?; del US Army as CH-54A 67-18422 unk; w/o 01Sep89.
1989 h-34g.ii 58-1104 HL-9239 : jun88
1989 hss-2 61-180 US 149910 : USN; conv SH-3H; HS-6 w/o 23feb89
1989 hus-1 58-1491 N6306 : w/o 8jul89


1989 has.2 064 UK XZ244 : RIP: BANKS-POPPLE, Simon K, Chief Petty Officer (M), D153280A, FESSEY, Christopher H, Lieutenant Commander (P), C0236662Q, JAMES, Paul F, Chief Petty Officer Marine Engineering Artificer, D174284B, POTTER, Mark S, Chief Petty Officer C.Y., D125690T, ROY, Colin L, Leading Seaman (M), D192354U, SAVAGE, John T P, Able Seaman, D200738V, SIMPSON, Colin McL, Chief Petty Officer Weapon Engineering Artificer, D186024U, STEVENSON, Philip K, Leading Regulator (R.E.G.), D188510T, WILLIAMS, Jonathan P, Lieutenant (O), C031063C,
1989 mk21 062 BR N-3028 : SAH-11. 16may89 hit mountain during night flight near Casimiro de Abreu, found 30may. 6 fatalities
1989 ah7 321 UK ZE377 : AAC; 657 Sqn w/o 01aug89
1989 mk89 312 NG 02-F89 : Nigerian Navy d/d 84; ex G-BLFG,G-17-15; w/o 18dec89
1989 md500e 0173E CO FAC4249 : FAC; w/o 26jun89
1989 oh-58a 40617 US 70-15066 : US Army; w/o 02apr89 at Fort Irwin, AZ
1989 beta 0749 UK G-BOEV : Bristow helicopters w/o 7Sep89
1989 hp 0249 ZS-HLS : w/o 02jan89
1989 s-61a-4 61-784 MY M23-17 : w/o 14nov89 between Gunung Gerah and Gunung Bilah near the Kelantan-Perak border. 21 fatalities
1989 s-61a-4 61-786 MY M23-19 : w/o 18dec89 at Lundu, Sarawak. 16 fatalities
1989 s-61a-4 61-792 MY M23-25 : recoded M23-25, unk; w/o 09Nov89.
1989 sa315b 2690 PK 690 : Army w/o 07aug89
1989 sa330b 1354 FR 1354 : w/o 20aug89
1989 sa330b 1518 FR 1518 : ALAT w/o 26aug89
1989 sa330c 1230 ES HT.19-1 : EdA 402-01. EC-STH. Escuadron 402. w/o 02mar89
1989 sa330g 1323 TG 5V-MAK : crashed 3 Apr 1989 in Dakar.
1989 sa330j 1529 ID H-3303 : TNI-AU 8Sku; w/o 29dec89
1989 sa330j 1618 CH HB-XUB : w/o 11sep89 crashed during an external load mission. The helicopter was operated over its limits which caused both engines to catch fire. Swiss AAIB report 1444 contains details. However, the report is not available on the AAIB interntet site, since the pilot was a well recognized professional.
1989 sa365n 6255 IN VT-ELO : Pawan Hans (PHE); w/o 15dec89 crashed into river Ganges. 7 fatalities
1989 ah.1 f.9511 UK XP910 : AAC d/d 06dec63; w/o 13sep89; Museum of Army Flying
1989 super frelon 06 FR 06 : FN d/d 1965; 1985 on Clemenceau aircraft carrier; w/o 19oct89 sea landing in Corsica
1989 has.2 wa 850 UK XZ582 : After a bearing seal failure tha a/c ditched and sank south of Bermuda crew all escaped
1989 SH-2F 198 US 161648 : w/o 03mar89 in Virginia
1989 SH-2F 237 US 162586 : US Navy; 1988 SH-2F type HSL-36./HY-341
1989 sh-3d 61-359 ES HS.9-03 : Armada 01-503 Z.9-3 MAP BuNo 153534; conv SH-3G; w/o 19jul89
1989 sh-60b 70-403 US 162113 : Assigned HSL-46 Det 3, aboard USS Boone when it crashed into the sea.
1989 sh-60b 70-592 US 163236 : USN; HSL-45 w/o 20-30jun89
1989 Sioux wa442 HB-XLX : Private w/o 09Sep89 crashed Las Mignacles
1989 UH-1B 1091 NO 967 : BuNo 64-13967. w/o 13sep89
1989 UH-1B HN FAH-925 : FAH, w/o 1989
1989 UH-1D 8127 DE 70+67 : Luftwaffe; 1984 HTG64
1989 uh-1d 8584 SV 246 : FAS Guardian 1st batch del.1981 ex 66-16390 w/o 12Oct89
1989 uh-1h 12429 ES HU.10-15 : ET-252. w/o 18Jan89
1989 uh-1h 13592 ES HU.10-61 : ET-231. w/o 10aug89
1989 UH-1N 31446 US 160828 : Mid-1978 picked up new from Bell by USS Okinawa (LPH-3) flight crew. Became ships helo nicknamed Oki 3
1989 UH-1N 31750 US 160458 : Hit power wires during night flight training near Camp De Canjurres, France. 5 fatalities
1989 uh-60a 70-691 US 83-23866 : US Army; B Co,2/2 AVN w/o 06jul89 crashed after hit power lines during night training 8 m East of Seoul, South Korea. 2 injuries
1989 Wasp f.9576 UK XS565 : 21sep76, Certainly was the smoothest Wasp as stated, We also had to replace the Main Rotor Gearbox after an emergency (very Loud BANG) whilst night flying from HMS Plymouth in the Portland Areas. Taff Guest (Senior Maintenance Officer) and The Boys did another marvelous job and 445 was still as smooth as a 'Baby's Bum' when we departed to take up Gibraltar Guardship duties a month later. I was the LACMN on the flight from March 1975 until April 1977. We farewelled Flt Commander (David) Flatman in Gib in November! Giving him the send-off such a Non Team member deserved? (The Wanker).
1989 has.31 wa202 N7-202 : to Darwin Aviation Museum as one of the founding exhibits, in Navy colours as N7-202/(8)12. After a a major restoration project in 2006, still there by Mar 2008.
1989 has.31 wa214 N7-214 : Nov17 at Caboolture, QLD stored outside
1989 has.31 wa218 AU N7-218 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA218, f/f:09/04/63; del RAN as N7-218, 828, 27Apr63; LEUT Reyne (P) RAN, aircraft made a forced landing, 4 miles West of Moruya, NSW after a loud bang was heard and vibration felt, 1986.; Aircraft returned to NAS Nowra underslung on RAAF Chinook, unk.; Ditched 180 Nautical miles NW of Surabaja from HMAS Stalwart in South China Sea, 30/10/89. LEUT(P) Lister, RAN and crew recovered by HMAS Stalwart.; Noted at Bomb Dump, Nowra, 1997. Destroyed at RANAS Nowra fireground, unk.
1989 has.31 wa220 AU N7-220 : Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA220, f/f:09/05/63; del RAN as N7-220, 830, 20May63; During May 1985, while on the ground at Sydney, this aircraft failed to start, another Wessex which was to return with 830 to Nowra had a door open in flight at Sydney and its door was swapped with that of 830 to allow one aircraft and crew to return to Nowra. This aircraft was later repaired and returned to Nowra, 03Nov85.; While conducting a winching demonstration at the annual Shoalhaven Spring Festival, the aircraft suffered an engine failure and made a heavy forced landing into a paddock at Shoalhaven Heads, 7nm from RANAS Nowra. Crew Lt(P) G. Sydney, RAN, POACM Culley & LSATWL Fields; Fields injured in crash. Withdrawn, 31/12/89. Stored at Nowra and scrapped.
    83 C/N found.


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