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  • Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly

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

    c/n 65-388

    Year 1974 to 1984

    Helicopter Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly Serial 65-388 Register 73-1650 used by US Air Force USAF. Built 1974. Aircraft history and location


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    Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV Sikorsky S-65C c/n 65-388, ff?
    del USAF as HH-53C, 73-1650, unk
    conv to MH-53M, unk.
    conv HH-53H
    20th SOS w/o 14nov84 near Pope AFB North Carolina, tail rotor separated from aircraft in flight 20th SOS
    Acft completed the low-level and was climbing to the AR track. The acft behind advsd they had pieces coming off around the TR. Suddenly the entire TR and gear box separated from the pylon. Crew shut the engines down and autorotated into a field. Acft landed hard and was not repairable BUT everybody walked away from the wreck. Cause of the mishap was failure of the TGB pylon mount lugs due to corrosion.

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