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Aerospatiale Alouette II 1
Aerospatiale AS332 Super Puma 2
Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil 1
Aerospatiale Gazelle 5
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 2
Agusta A109 Hirundo 1
Agusta A109E Power 3
Agusta AB139 1
Agusta AB205 1
Agusta AB212 1
AgustaWestland AW109 1
Bell 204 1
Bell 205 2
Bell 206 14
Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 1
Bell 212 6
Bell 222 1
Bell 412 4
Bell 430 1
Boeing 414 - H-47D Chinook 2
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 1
Dornier UH-1D 1
Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil 2
Eurocopter EC135 2
F+W Emmen SA316B Alouette III 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 1
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 369HS 1
MBB Bo105 1
McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache 3
McDonnell Douglas md500 1
McDonnell Douglas MD600N 1
Robinson R22 1
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 1
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 5
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 1
Sikorsky S-70 H-60 7
Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 2
VFW CH-53G 2
Westland Lynx 1
Westland Scout 1

YearVersionC/N
2002 206a 29 AN PJ-PLD : Politie from 1995, w/o 1mar02. ex EC-EFE
2002 206a 378 C-GMLS : 19aug89 hijacked by two women, Rebecca Brown and Patricia Gonzales, who chartered the helicopter and then forced the pilot to land in a prison near Ordway, Colorado, and picked up two inmates, Ralph Brown and Freddie Gonzales, one of which flew the helicopter out of the prison by learning how to fly it from books. They were recaptured in Holdrege, Nebraska
2002 206b-2 1005 SE SE-HPH : lsd Rikspolisstyrelsen, Sweden as SE-HPH / 8 0947, 1973; purchased by Rikspolisstyrelsen, Sweden as SE-HPH / 8 0947, 1986; Destroyed in hangar fire, Tullinge, 07Feb02
2002 206b-3 2224 IL 4X-BJH : Chim Nir Aviation Services; w/o 24may02
2002 206b-3 2544 SE SE-HIM : lsd Rikspolisstyrelsen, Sweden as SE-HIM / 8 0949, Aug79; purchased by Rikspolisstyrelsen, Sweden as SE-HIM / 8 0949, 1986; Destroyed in hangar fire, Tullinge, 07Feb02
2002 206b-3 4244 EC HN-309 : Aviacion Naval d/d 1986; w/o 15feb02 near Salinas
2002 206l-1 45235 US N400SL : Avera Careflight ? ; w/o 09sep02 at Doland, SD. 4 fatalities; canc Feb06, repl by N509MT
2002 206l-1 45366 US N1075S : Papillon Helicopters; conv to L-3 type; w/o 28may02 at Meadview, AZ
2002 206l-3 51305 N43GA : Rapid Air Llc at Canon City, CO Jan01; Royal Gorge Helitours; w/o 30aug02 hit wires near Canon City, CO; canc Jun04
2002 206l-3 51388 US N349AL : Air Logistics; 13mar95 pictured at Patterson/Williams, LA; w/o 08jan02 ditch near Grand Isla 74, Gulf of Mexico
2002 206l-4 52144 JP JA6172 : Niigata Prefectural Police Nov95-Jul02; w/o 12jun02
2002 212 30762 CA C-GDVG : Canadian Helicopters from Sep96; w/o 18aug02 impact terrain with a military utility trailer sling load at Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
2002 222ut 47527 US N417MA : xfer Mercy Air as N417MA, unk; w/o near Nipton, CA when helicopter fell to ground and exploded, during transfer flight, 3 fatalities, 07Sep02.
2002 412 33003 CO ARC-215 : Colombia Navy 215 d/d 1998; ex OE-FXN; w/o 04sep02 34km off pacific coast near Cabo Corrientes, 2 fatalities
2002 412ep 36284 SV 251 : w/o 09jul02
2002 412hp 36076 DE D-HHXX : HDM Flugservice; w/o 24nov02 crash on landing at Pritzwalk, Brandenburg. 1 fatality
2002 430 49055 XC-DPC : xfer State of Vera Cruz, Government of Mexico as XC-DPC, unk; destroyed upon impact with terrain following a loss of control during a missed approach near Jalapa, State of Veracruz, 18Oct02.
2002 a109c 7612 F-GTLP : from Apr01; w/o 31oct02 crashed into the sea near Sud de l ile des Rimains, Cancale. 2 fatalities
2002 a109e 11002 IT I-EAPW : Agusta; to China; w/o 11apr02 at Dalian, China
2002 a109e 11060 GR SX-HDR : EKAB; w/o 17jun02 crash at Anafi Island. 5 fatalities
2002 a109e 11105 I-FOOD : w/o 17aug02 at Positano
2002 ab139 31001 IT I-ACOI : Agusta Spa; prototype 01; f/f 03feb01; w/o 22apr02 at Monteleone
2002 ab205a 4010 EC-GJL : 2001 DGAC France reported inconsistencies with type and documentation; w/o 14jun02 broke in flight at Torallola, provincia de Lerida, Spain. 8 fatalities; more (Spanish)
2002 ab212asw 5204 TR TCB-48 : w/o 27aug02
2002 ah-1w 26214 US 162545 : w/o 27jun02 HMLA-167 crashed during training 10m NW of MCAS Cherry Point, NC. Both crew severely injured; SOC 29jun02
2002 ah-64a PV485 US 87-0466 : 9 Feb 2002 crashed in Florida while with 1/111th AVN
2002 ah-64a PV621 US 89-0209 : US Army BuNo 89-00209; A Co 3-101st Aviation. w/o 10apr02 NE Kandahar, Afghanistan due mechanical failure
2002 ah-64a PV873 US 91-0121 : 1-6th Cav. w/o 21aug02 during nigth training at Camp Page, Chuncheo, South Korea. 2 fatalities
2002 as332b1 2311 VE 4423 : FAV. d/d 1990. ex F-ZKBO. w/o 19apr02
2002 as332c 2006 CL 71 : AS332B d/d jan90. w/o 11dec02. ex F-WXFK
2002 as350b2 2843 NO LN-ORH : Heli-Team AS; w/o 10jun02 Norsk
2002 as550c2 2520 SG 203 : RSAF; w/o 2002 with 123 Sqd
2002 aw109e 11141 US N142CF : Careflite /2 from Jun02, testt serial N160CF; w/o 08nov02 rolling during take off at Dallas, TX
2002 Bo105 S-624 CL 40 : Naval. UH-05 type (Bo105CBS). HU-1 w/o 28jun02
2002 ch-135 32007 CO EJC-225 : Av.Ej CN-22. BAHEL/DOS. ex Canada 135107. w/o 01aug02
2002 ch-135 32035 CO PNC-5008 : Policia N-09. ex N78790. ex canada 135135. w/o 18jan02
2002 ch-139 3358 CA C-FTHN : ex Canada 139308. w/o 02jul02
2002 ch-146 46420 CA 146420 : CAF; w/o 18jul02 444 sqd crash north of CFB Goose Bay after loss of tail rotor. 2 killed and 2 injured
2002 ch-3c 61-552 TN : Tunisia, ex USAF 65-12777; w/o Apr02 crash into river, 12 killed
2002 CH-46D 2353 US 154002 : US Navy; 1989 CH-46D type HC-6./HW-10
2002 ch-53e 65-576 US 163082 : w/o 20jan02 HMH-361 /YN crash 60km S of Bagram, Northern Afghanistan. 2 fatalities
2002 CH-53G V65-007 DE 84+09 : w/o nr Kabul with HFR 25 on 21 Dec 2002
2002 CH-53G V65-107 DE 85+09 : 21dec02 crashed during a mission in Afghanistan. RIP
2002 ec135p2 0189 SE SE-HPR : Polis 8-0950. d/d 2001; w/o 07feb02 at Tullinge


2002 ec135t1 0037 FR F-GMHD : SAMU, op by Helicap; w/o 31may02 hangar fire at Reims hospital heliport
2002 h-34g.III 58-1673 N580US : w/o 10jul02
2002 hb350ba 3086 BR N-7083 : Marinha UH-12 type d/d 1998; w/o 16aug02 HU-5 near Ponta do Bojuru, Lago dos Patos
2002 HH-53C 65-149 US 68-8286 : USAF; conv to MH-53M; 20th SOS; w/o 18mar02 Afghanistan
2002 HRS-2 55-184 N94475 : ex Tri Corp; repaired for Smith David C, Brwester, WA a/d 29jul13
2002 hss-2 61-101 US 149684 : USN; conv SH-3H; 1990 pictured as /AA-611 HS-3 USS Independence (CV-62) crewmen working on the tail rotor; conv UH-3H unk; w/o 05jul02 as /HU-744 HC-2 on USS Cushing (DD-985) Persian Gulf
2002 has.2 101 UK XZ256 : HMA.8 type; w/o 12jun02, 200 Miles East of Virginia
2002 md500e 0513E US N40NT : Ontario Police Dept (OPD) from Mar95; w/o 25jun02 at Ontario, CA; canc Jan03
2002 md600n RN033 US N625SB : SBSD San Bernardino County Sheriff Dept from Sep98; w/o 23oct02 at Rialto, CA crashed in residential area shortly after take off due engine failure
2002 mh-47e M.3719 US 92-00471 : 7 May 1999 MH-47E 2-160 SOAR, visiting NAS Oceana
2002 mh-47e M.3723 US 92-00475 : US Army. conv from CH-47C 71-20951. 160 SOAR w/o 04mar02 shot down in Afghanistan, 6 fatalities
2002 mh-53e 65-539 US 163051 : 2001 HM-14 /BJ-540; w/o 02apr02
2002 oh-6a 1429 US N56TP : City Of Tampa Police Dept (TPD) from Nov94; w/o 14apr02 at Tampa, FL
2002 OH-6D 6586 JP 31274 : Kawasaki 369HM, c/n 6586, ff?; del JGSDF as OH-6D, 31274 unk; unit xfers unk; xfer 8 Hikotai, VIII, unk; w/o 07Feb02.
2002 beta II 3313 AU VH-HFJ : Heliflight; w/o 11may02 during training . total hrs: 10
2002 s-61a 61-094 US N318Y : Sikorsky S-61A Payloader c/n 61-094, ff: 1962; retained by Sikorsky as S-61A demonstrator reg N318Y; sold Columbia Helicopters as N299BC unk, conducted first "heli-logging" operation in US dur 1971; w/o when both engines suffered power loss while lifting logs, ivo Chelan, WA 14Dec72. Aircraft suffered hard lndg and rolled over onto rocks and logs, 2 crew fatalities; hulk sold Croman Helicopters as N318Y; w/o a second time when engines suffered power loss and aircraft descended through trees and burned on impact ivo Lakehead, CA 26Mar02. 1 fatality, 1 injured.
2002 S-61L 61-425 US N346AA : w/o 02aug02 at Wendle Creek, BC. 2 fatalities
2002 s61n.mk2 61-713 UK G-BBHM : HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; 2002 based at Portland on the UK south coast, as the secondary SAR machine; w/o 15jul02 destroyed by a No.2 engine fire following emergency landing at Royal Marines base at Poole
2002 s-70a-41 CO EJC-159 : Ejercito d/d 2001. BuNo 01-26908. w/o 06may02
2002 s-70b-28 TR TCB-51 : w/o 4nov02
2002 sa315b 2520 US N3978Y : US Forest Service; w/o 30jul02 at Estes Park, CO during firefighting. 1 fatality
2002 sa316b 107/1053 CH V-231 : SUI w/o 12Feb02
2002 sa330e 1209 XW234 : Sunk as Dive attrraction in ex gravel pit. Scuba Dream, nr North Cave, E Yorks. Still present Oct 2017.
2002 sa330j 1627 ZA ZS-RNJ : Starlite from May02; Jul02 with FAASA in Spain; w/o 23nov02 crashed on deck of stranded italian trowler Jolly Rubino at Richards Bay, off Cape Lucia, South Africa
2002 ah.1 1230 N911XW : from Sep02; w/o 08nov02 crash in water in dark night at East Hampton, New York. 1 fatality; reg canc Jun03
2002 ah.1 1683 UK XZ339 : Noted at AAC Hildesheim 17jun80
2002 ht.2 1173 G-BZOS : ex RN XW894; w/o 14jul02
2002 ht.3 1906 3D-HVW : ex G-BZDW
2002 sa342l 1772 IE 237 : Delivered 30 Oct 1979. Crashed 16 Aug 2002 nr Baldonnel. Wreck at Baldonnel.
2002 ah.1 f.9737 ZK-HUC : w/o 13 Mar 2002 in NZ as ZK-HUC,
2002 sh-60b 70-1794 US 164463 : USN; HSL-43 USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) w/o 06sep02 Arabian Gulf 80 miles of Bushehr, Iran while inspecting Syrian-flagged vessel. 1 civilian TV cameraman killed
2002 sh-60b 70-610 US 163247 : USN; HSL-49 w/o 04may02 ditched off San Diego, California
2002 sh-60b 70-615 US 163593 : One crew member missing. Two deceased recovered
2002 th-57c 3696 US 162017 : USN; TW-5 E-53 w/o 16aug02
2002 th-67a 5240 TW 203 : ex N67994; w/o 02dec02
2002 UH-1B 650 US 62-4590 : Army UH-1B; to USMC; back to Army; to civ as N70105; w/o 20aug02
2002 UH-1D 8236 DE 71+76 : w/o 14mar02 crashed in Hamburg
2002 uh-1h 10883 AR AE-435 : Ejercito. ex BuNo 68-16224 d/d jun94 by USAF C-5; w/o 26mar02 at Corrientes. Pictured aftermath hangar collapsed due a storm
2002 uh-1h 13999 ES HU.10-79 : ET-249; FMS BuNo 78-23182; w/o 21jan02
2002 UH-1N 31705 US 159695 : HMM-166 YX. w/o 14feb02. c/n not confirmed
2002 UH-1N 31707 US 159697 : USS Bonhomme Richard, 13th MEU, 6 souls on board no casualties; Lamu Kenya. Crew--BDA, Ass-Chaps, Bed Head,
2002 uh-60a 70-059 US 78-22996 : 1022nd Med Co. WY National Guard. w/o 16mar02 at 20m N Cheyenne, WY
2002 uh-60l CO FAC4123 : FAC d/d 1995 BuNo unk; pictured Oct97; w/o 04dec02 at Cañon de San Pablo
2002 vh-1n 31638 US 158553 : LCdr Jason Bayer and AD-2 Charles Chaco lost their lives when their U.S. Navy HH-1N Huey helicopter crashed into a crevice near the peak of Split Mountain, in the Sequoia National Forest, killing two crew members and injuring four.
    88 C/N found.


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