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  • 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 USN (United States Naval Aviation) ,US Marine Corps USMC. Built 1964. Aircraft history and location






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    150950

    usa US Marine Corps

    1964-08-31BV-107M, c/n 2035
    ff ?
    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 HMM-265
    usa 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. HC-16
    w/o 01mar78 HC-16 /BF-410 90m E Jacksonville, FL HC-16

    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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