Sikorsky HSS-2 Sea King


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



c/n 61-150


Written off 1972






Helicopter Sikorsky HSS-2 Sea King Serial 61-150 Register 149732 used by US Navy (United States Naval Aviation). Aircraft history



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US Navy
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w/o 16may72 SH-3A with HC-2 on USS America (CV-66) off Virginia Capes
usa 149732
US Navy
One engine stalled on take off when full of fuel, landed in water, other engine failed when trying to yank it out of the water. One float bag busted when trying to attach crane from ship. Order was given to abandon recovery, ship ran over other floatation bag and a/c sank. Crew utilized 7-man life-raft.


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