Sikorsky SH-3A Sea King

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

c/n 61-335

Written off 1986

Helicopter Sikorsky SH-3A Sea King Serial 61-335 Register 152136 used by US Navy (United States Naval Aviation). Aircraft history and location


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w/o 12feb86 as /NF-610 HS-12 USS Midway (CV-41) ditch at sea on night in South China Sea
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US Navy
Lost after lower passenger door departed the aircraft and struck the tail rotor. The aircraft was suffering severe vibrations prior to the door departing the aircraft. I was the 1st Crewman. Gary Schreffler talachan
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US Navy
The arcraft was lost due to tail rotor failure which was probably due to cracks in tail rotor drive shaft mounts. Cracks were discovered in the mounts of other aircraft following this incident. The passenger door departed the aircraft due to the violent vibrations created by an unsupported/unbalanced driveshaft. I was the pilot Ron Burton

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