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  • Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard


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



    c/n 62-125


    Written off 1987




    Helicopter Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard Serial 62-125 Register 1442 used by US Coast Guard. Aircraft history and location







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    For 1442 see also:
        1960 se3130 c/n 1442

    1442

    usa US Coast Guard

    USCG HH-52A
    1442 was featured in several episodes of the TV Series Emergency! during the 1970s. It had decals that showed it being assigned to the Los Angeles area Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles Emergency! (1972-1977)
    1975 in movie Satan's Triangle with 1408 Satan's Triangle (1975)
    1987-01-10w/o 10jan87 whilst with Coast Guard Cutter Rush (WHEC 723) crashed into the Pacific Ocean, 400 miles off the coast of Acapulco Mexico. All 4 crew members survived, but the craft sunk and was left on the ocean floor
    did not sink, remained afloat and was salvaged by USS Bristol County (LST-1198) using the 10 ton boom and returned to NAVSTA San Diego. unk disposition after that. LST-1198 was operating in the vicinity of WHEC-723 with a USCG LE Det onboard
    I was the Copilot of 1442 when we lost the engine due to a stator van actuator failure and completed an autorotation to the Ocean. Although it never sank, the aircraft was destroyed by salt water immersion during salvage by the Navy.
    I was assigned to CGAS Port Angeles at the time of the mishap. I participated in the salvage and later received the 8 day clock as well as the pilot and co-pilot seats. Converted the seats to bar stools and had the clock repaired. It sits on my desk and functions perfectly. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles



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