Sikorsky RH-53D


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



c/n 65-376


Written off 1980






Helicopter Sikorsky RH-53D Serial 65-376 Register 158753 used by US Navy (United States Naval Aviation). Aircraft history



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US Navy
Operation Eagles Claw
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HM-16 w/o 24apr80 during rescue attempt Operation Eagle Claw
usa 158753
US Navy
Final call sign was Bluebird 2 on Iranian rescue attempt. Last crew was: Maj Dehoust (USMC), Capt McGuire (USMC), SSgt Lewis (USMC), Sgt Harold (USMC), and AT2 Husman (USN). Lost 2nd stage hydraulic system enroute to Desert 1. Helicopter was destroyed by Iranians at Desert One


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