Sikorsky YCH-54A


This model is a version of S-64 CH-54



c/n 64-006


Year 1964 to 1966






Helicopter Sikorsky YCH-54A Serial 64-006 Register 64-14204 used by US Army Aviation. Built 1964. Aircraft history



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usa 64-14204
US Army Aviation
Sikorsky S-64A, c/n 64-006, ff?
del US Army as YCH-54A 64-14204
w/o South Vietnam, 05Jan66.
usa 64-14204
US Army Aviation
w/o 05Jan66, South Vietnam asg

notes 478 HHC CH-54A #64-14204 After completing an ammo resupply for an artillery unit, A/C was returning to An Khe. Since this was one of the first times they had flown with sling gear that included a net with a canvas bottom, the crew tried an experiment. They let out all 100' of cable while the sling equipment dangling from the hook. Either the cable or the sling gear tangled in the T/R and whipped into the M/R blades. One main blade came off and went through the cabin. The A/C disintegrated and crashed.




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