Boeing-Vertol CH-46D

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

c/n 2197

Year 1966 to 1986

Helicopter Boeing-Vertol CH-46D Serial 2197 Register 152575 used by US Navy (United States Naval Aviation) US Marine Corps. Built 1966. Aircraft history and location


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1966-09-30BV-107M, c/n 2197, ff?
accepted BuWepsRep, FR Morton PA as CH-46A 152575 30Sep66
xfer H&MS-26, 14Oct66
redesig CH-46D 15Oct66
xfer HMM-161 31Dec66
xfer HMM-264 29Jan68
xfer HMM-261 18Apr69
xfer HMM-264 08Oct69
xfer NAS North Island A&T 17May70
xfer H&MS-36 COSA 14Jul70
xfer HMM-165 22Aug70
xfer H&MS-36 11Mar71
xfer H&MS-56 COSA 23Apr71
xfer H&MS-16 CRAA 16Jul71
xfer HMM-161 06Oct71
xfer HC-6 25Nov71
further unit xfers unk
xfer US Navy HC-8 /BR-47
w/o 01Apr86 HMM-161
usa US Navy

1986-04-01US Navy from USMC, conv HH-46 type
w/o 01apr86 as HC-8 /BR-47, crashed onto deck of USS America (CV-66) dur VERTREP north of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Damaged two S-3As, two EA-6Bs, and an SH-3D
hulk stored NADEP Cherry Point dump, 1986-present HC-8
crash was during VOD (Vertical Onboard Delivery) not VERTREP (Vertical Replenishment). The helo was delivering internal cargo (Pallets of Milk) when the stubwing struck the deck edge causing the helo to roll on its starboard side
Confirmed: Pallets of milk were weighed in kilos but crew thought it was lbs. Aircraft was over weight when attempting to land aboard the America. I personally talked to the crew following the accident as I was in their sister squadron, HC-6 and deployed to the “Med” at the same time. HC-6

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