Boeing-Vertol CH-46A

This model is a version of 107M H-46 Sea Knight

c/n 2035

Year 1964 to 1974

Helicopter Boeing-Vertol CH-46A Serial 2035 Register 150950 used by US Navy (United States Naval Aviation) US Marine Corps. Built 1964. Aircraft history


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US Marine Corps
BV-107M, c/n 2035
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del to USMC 31Aug64 as CH-46A 150950
asgd Boeing FR Morton, PA
xfer HMM-265 13Nov64
xfer Boeing FR 31mar65
asgd Boeing RDT&E 14Jun65
xfer NPRO Rep Morton, PA 06Dec68
xfer NARF Charry Point 08Aug69
xfer HC-6 01May70
xfer LPH-7 USS Guadacanal 26Jun70
xfer MARTD Norfolk, 5S-408 01Dec70
stor MASDC DMAFB as 1J 23Apr72
xfer NARF Cherry Point 23Aug73
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US Navy
redesig HH-46A 05Sep73
xfer NAS Pensacola 02Mar74
xfer HCT-16 01Nov74
w/o, crashed into sea near USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN-69, 01Mar78.
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US Navy
w/o 01mar78 HC-16 /BF-410 90m E Jacksonville, FL

notes By LCDR Howard M. Tillison USNR (Ret.) :

I was the pilot in command of this aircraft when it experienced a mechanical failure
in the after rotorhead. We went out of control, the tail dropped until we were vertical,
and we rolled/yawed about 200 degrees to the right before hitting the water, tail first,
at a speed of approximately 90 knots. The aircraft rests on the bottom at a depth of
approximately 158 feet, 90 miles East of Jacksonville, Florida. The incident is described
in the official history of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN-69

Configuration was HH-46A. The color scheme was the standard international orange
on forward and aft rotor pylons with additional orange trim on the stub wings.
This is significantly different from CH-46A configuration. HH-46A modification
included installation of a water dam across the after ramp area so that the ramp
could be powered down to allow loading of survivors over the after ramp,
1400 audio watt loud hailer on the port side (replacing the port side cabin hatch),
externally mounted rescue hoist and coupled Doppler radar system for
automatic descent and hover in IFR conditions.

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