Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard


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



c/n 62-115


Year 1967 to 1981






Helicopter Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard Serial 62-115 Register 1427 used by US Coast Guard. Built 1967. Aircraft history





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USCG HH-52A
w/o 22oct81.
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19jun67 entered service at CGAS Houston
10apr70 to CGAS Kodiak
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US Mobile Regional Airport ( oct-81 )
w/o 22oct81 crashed during a training flight near Bates Field (which is now Mobile Regional Airport and Aviation Training Center ATC Mobile). All four crew members on board the helicopter were killed.
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rotor blades separated from head during normal flight
Names of personnel killed in the incident: LT Raymond T. Brooks LTJG Robert E. Winter AD3 Mark C. Johnson AD3 Joe A. Hinton
Air Station assigned to: AIRSTA Mobile
Location of the incident: Bates Field
Description of the incident: During a night instrument flight the crew experienced a catastrophic failure of a major flight control. There was an instantaneous breakup of the aircraft.
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It was determined that a pitch change control rod broke while in flight.


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