Sikorsky S-61D-1

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

c/n 61-395

Year 1966 to 1969

Helicopter Sikorsky S-61D-1 Serial 61-395 Register XV372 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Ministry of Defence (MoD) Westland. Built 1966. Aircraft history and location


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united kingdom Westland

Built as Sikorsky Sea King HAS.1. Used as pattern airframe for Westland production line at Yeovil.
1986-01AEGHGBasic airframe only in use as installations rig at Yeovil by Jan 1986
united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)

1969-01-15w/o 15 Jan 1969 near West Harptree, Somerset when both engines stopped in bad weather, following ice ingestion while operating with Rolls Royce.
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

1971-05BEGHFSold to MoD (Navy)
to AES Lee for BDRT by May 1971. Gone by 1975 (?)
To E J Shanley scrapyard in Trowbridge, by Dec 1988, from Yeovil. Still there Sep 1993, still Jul 1994
1995-04CEGHQto Ground Instruction rig at RAF St.Mawgan by Apr 1995, still Nov 2003, still Feb 2016.
2016-04DEGFPTo Pembrey Range by Apr 2016

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