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  • Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard

    This model is a version of S-62 HH-52

    c/n 62-022

    Year 1963 to 1981

    Helicopter Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard Serial 62-022 Register 1353 used by US Coast Guard USCG. Built 1963. Aircraft history and location


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    1963-01-16Sikorsky S-62C c/n 62-022, ff?
    del USCG as HH-52A Seaguard 1353, Salem, OR, 16Jan63
    xfer North Bend, OR unk
    soc when engine stall resulted in one fatality, 14Nov81. Coast Guard Air Station North Bend
    w/o at Coos Bay, OR. Aircraft capsized
    I was the air crewman the night this aircraft went down.

    notes I was the air crewman the night this aircraft went down. Friday the 13th Storm Nov. 1981, that's one night I'll never forget ! We were trying to rescue the Kristina J fishing vessel from Charleston Boat basin, Coos Bay, Oregon. Winds were 90 knot sustained winds, with higher gusts ! We never found them, but we did see a freighter ship having waves completely engulf the vessel, the waves were crashing against the wheelhouse ! We searched 1:45 minutes, called off the search, seen land again, and I mentioned to both pilots Capt. Olson

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