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  • Sikorsky HSS-2 Sea King

    This model is a version of S-61 H-3

    c/n 61-138

    Written off 1974

    Helicopter Sikorsky HSS-2 Sea King Serial 61-138 Register 149721 used by US Navy USN (United States Naval Aviation). Aircraft history and location


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    usa US Navy

    conv SH-3H
    HS-7 w/o 06nov74 HS-7
    Off USS Saratoga, an S-2 Tracker saw lights in the water and radioed in. Pilots had gotten vertigo, in a sonar hover, black night overcast, and no horizon. Free streamed the sonar and reach 500’ before low air speed and weather conditions caused lose of control. Aircraft crashed and sank, all 4 crew exited under water.

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