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  • Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly

    This model is a version of S-65 H-53

    c/n 65-265

    Written off 1980

    Helicopter Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly Serial 65-265 Register 69-5786 used by US Air Force USAF. Aircraft history and location


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    1972-11AVTUW-Nov73, asg 40th ARRS, I was stationed at Nakhon Phanom (NKP) Royal Thai Airbase in northeast Thailand
    I was the crew chief for 5786 during that period. Wonderful aircraft. It had the LLLTV system (Low-level light TV) for lights-out night rescues. Really high tech for the time 40th ARRS
    1980-07-181550th ATTW w/o 18jul80 Dugway Proving Grounds Utah 1550 ATTW
    I was part of the 1550th and was flying along side 5786 when the accident occurred. One fine airmen lost and another severely wounded. Thankful their wasn't more loss of life as the plane had numerous airmen aboard. I think of SSgt Ford and Msgt Washington often.

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