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
Written off 1985
|1979 photo as USS Belleau Wood /DD-001|
|US Marine Corps|
w/o 21sep85 on USS Okinawa (LPH-3)
|I was there! |
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!