Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King


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



c/n 61-179


Year 1962 to 2003




Helicopter Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King Serial 61-179 Register 12401 4001 used by Canadian Armed Forces Royal Canadian Navy (1945-1968). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King Serial 61-179 Register 12401 4001 used by Canadian Armed Forces Royal Canadian Navy  (1945-1968). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location


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    1962 107-ii c/n 102
    1962 kv-107ii-2 c/n 4001
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    2005 412ep c/n 36381

4001

canada Royal Canadian Navy (1945-1968)

2003-02-27Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-179, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4001, 1965
to CH-124A as 12401 Oct1968
modified to CH-124B unk
further modified with HELTAS to CH-124B-2 standard unk
crashed on take-off from HMCS Iroquois (DDH-280), 27Feb03.

12401

canada Canadian Armed Forces

1980-11Nov80 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Quayside, UK

ex 4001. One of 6 CH-124B updated with HELTAS to CH-124B-2 standard. Crashed on take-off from HMCS Iroquois (DDH-280), back onto the flight deck during an emergency recovery, after a single engine failure, on 27 Feb 2003. Rolled onto its starboard side, spilling its fuel tanks, plus 2200 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. Ship was 100km south east of Halifax NS, en route to the Arabian Sea for Operation Apollo. She returned to Halifax where the airframe was recovered by crane.




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