Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly

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

c/n 65-266

Written off 1979

Helicopter Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly Serial 65-266 Register 69-5787 used by US Air Force. Aircraft history and location


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US Air Force
33 ARRS w/o 26feb79 crashed into sea during aerial refueling 33 RQS
usa 69-5787
US Air Force
This unfortunate accident occurred as a result of a retiring high-ranking officer flying his last helicopter flight. His inexperience led him to pull-up towards the HC-130 refueling chute to abruptly, hitting the chute with one or two of the HH-53 rotor blades. Instead of ditching the Jolley Green into the South China Sea for subsequent rescue of the airmen on board, the officer instead attempted to be a hero and fly the vibrating beast back to land. The tragic outcome is the result of his arrogance!
usa 69-5787
US Air Force
This is bs. the Major flying was in upgrade training to Flight Evaluator. The accident occured and the aircraft subswquently crashed. I was the one who survived the accident.

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