Sikorsky S-61N Mk.II


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



c/n 61-713


Year 1973 to 2002






Helicopter Sikorsky S-61N Mk.II Serial 61-713 Register 8Q-HUM G-BBHM N4033S used by Bristow HM Coastguard (Her Majesty’s Coastguard) Sikorsky Helicopters. Built 1973. Aircraft history





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Sikorsky Helicopters
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    2002 407 c/n 53546
US Stratford Sikorsky Heliport ( nov-73 )
Manufacturer test serial
exported to UK Nov 1973
united kingdom G-BBHM
Bristow
Bristow Dec73-Dec91, Sikorsky serial N4033S
lsd Maldives
united kingdom G-BBHM
Bristow
UK Aberdeen / Dyce ( 11-jul-78 )
noted at Aberdeen EGPD 11jul78
united kingdom G-BBHM
Bristow
Bristow May93-, w/o 15jul02
united kingdom G-BBHM
Bristow
BD Tejgaon ( 1997 )
1997 Aberdeen to Dhaka, Bangladesh

notes I had the pleasure of ferrying this aircraft from Aberdeen to Dhaka in Bangladesh in 1997. We left Aberdeen on 1st December with $20,000 in cash and a brief to be there by Christmas. It took us 14 days and we went U/S in Dubai for a couple of days awaiting engine parts from the UK. We should have gone U/S in Dahran in Saudi but on balance, we felt it better to carry the problem to Dubai as the refreshments were better. Best fun going. Did the trip with a very good friend of mine and an excellent engineer who kept a very good eye on his two youthful (then anyway) pilots. I got to take the aircraft back to Aberdeen 6 months later but it was the height of summer so not quite so much fun when the ATIS states temperature 48 due point 1. You would be just into intercon power (T5) with the wheels still in light contact.

8Q-HUM
Maldives Islands Dec91-May93, rtn Bristow
united kingdom G-BBHM
HM Coastguard
UK Poole Accident ( 15-jul-02 )
HM Coastguard, op by Bristow
2002 based at Portland on the UK south coast, as the secondary SAR machine
w/o 15jul02 destroyed by a No.2 engine fire following emergency landing at Royal Marines base at Poole


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