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  • Boeing-Vertol CH-46D


    This model is a version of 107M H-46 Sea Knight



    c/n 2344


    Year 1967 to 1996




    Helicopter Boeing-Vertol CH-46D Serial 2344 Register 153993 used by US Marine Corps USMC. Built 1967. Aircraft history and location










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    usa US Marine Corps

    1967-09-15USMC CH-46D
    accepted BuWepsRep FR Morton, PA 15Sep67
    xfer HMM-364, YK-24, 21Sep67
    xfer HMM-262 01Apr69
    xfer H&MS-36 28Jul73
    xfer HMM-164 30May74
    further unit xfers unk
    conv CH-46E unk
    unit xfers unk, xfer HMM-163, YP-01, unk
    w/o 19Aug96 HMM-163
    1975-04Apr75 involved with the evacuation of US Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam
    Apr75 the last one to touch/leave the U.S. embassy during the evacuation of Siagon. It carried the last 11 personnel. This is verified by photographic evidence. Please do not let this historical monument EVER be scrapped.
    1981-10-15
    Boeing-Vertol CH-46E 15oct81 conv CH-46E
    1996-08APersian Gulf accident fire onboard en route from USS Tarawa (LHA-1) to Kuwait for training, 1 fatality
    Kuwait: Flying to Udairi Range, engine fire due to #3 bearing oil lube input tube. Smoke filled cockpit, pilots made hard landing
    First Mech re-entered acft to check for any remaining crew - overcome by environment (smoke, fire and spinning blades) died on board. Fire consumed aircraft, recovery delayed due to .50 cal ammunition cooking off.



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