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  • Bell UH-1N

    This model is a version of 212

    c/n 31455

    Written off 1985

    Helicopter Bell UH-1N Serial 31455 Register 160837 used by US Marine Corps USMC ,US Navy USN (United States Naval Aviation). Aircraft history and location


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    1979 photo as USS Belleau Wood /DD-001
    usa US Marine Corps

    w/o 21sep85 on USS Okinawa (LPH-3)
    I was there!

    notes I was on this helo when it went down. We had a partial tail rotor failure. Broke a pitch change link due to a bad track and balance. The pilots tried to land on the ship with a tail wind. I was the crewchief and I had more time in this helo type than the pilots. They were prior H-46 pilots. Should headed for the beach. It's in 146 ft off the coast of Australia. Karma came in here the guy who did the track and balance was on board!

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