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  • Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk


    This model is a version of S-70 H-60



    c/n 70-382


    Written off 1986




    Helicopter Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk Serial 70-382 Register 162092 used by US Navy USN. Aircraft history and location






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    162092

    usa US Navy

    1986-06-09USN
    w/o 09jun86
    09jun86 with RWATD, NATC Patuxent River crashed at sea 8m off coast of Jacksonville, FL. 2 Killed. Aircraft recovered and taken to NAS Mayport for investigation
    AMayport accident It crashed off the USS Underwood (FFG-36) during a Tiger Cruise on its way back to NAS Mayport. The RWATD Maintenance Crew that was with the aircraft performed the Emergency Reclamation on the aircraft when it was pulled off the ocean floor and brought back to NAS Mayport . Disposition of remains of aircraft - unknown. (Wasn't much left to salvage after the damage from the crash impacting the water
    The ship rescued one survivor after the crash from the sea. The two pilots were killed. The pilot managed to maneuver the out of control helo prior to crashing in order to miss the top deck of the ship where young people on the tiger cruise were observing helo ops. I was the ship helicopter control officer and was on duty on the flight deck at the time of the crash.
    BKNRBI was the rescue swimmer who responded to the crash in an SH-3G. Crewman refused to be hoisted on help. Pilot stuck the tail rotor in the water showing off for the families. Sad day!



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