Boeing-Vertol CH-46F

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

c/n 2588

Year 1970 to 1986

Helicopter Boeing-Vertol CH-46F Serial 2588 Register 157689 used by US Marine Corps. Built 1970. Aircraft history


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usa 157689
US Marine Corps
BV-107M, c/n 2588, ff?
accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 157689 23Apr70
xfer HMM-264 06May70
xfer H&MS-26 15Sep71
xfer HMM-162 20Oct71
xfer H&MS-26 16Jun72
xfer HMT-204 15Jan73
further unit xfers unk
conv CH-46E unk
unit xfers unk
conv HMM-162, YS-07, unk
w/o 29Aug86.
usa 157689
US Marine Corps
NO off Bodø ( 29-aug-86 )
22 onboard. 9 died including Corporal Rory Fowler (Crew Chief) and Captain Dale Elzey (Pilot). The crash was considered a result of a SAS systems failure. The aircraft landed starboard nose down, then fell off of the deck of the USS Saipan into the North Sea off the coast of Bodo, Norway. The back half of the aircraft was recovered on the scene, although the nose of the aircraft was believed to have sank to the bottom. The Co-Pilot Lt. Mauzey and a new Crew Chief survived, both with injuries

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