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  • 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 USCG. Built 1967. Aircraft history and location


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    For 1427 see also:
            sa330b c/n 1427
            tth c/n 1427
        1990 212 c/n 35025


    usa US Coast Guard

    1967-06-1919jun67 entered service at CGAS Houston
    10apr70 to CGAS Kodiak Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak
    1981-10-22USCG HH-52A
    w/o 22oct81.
    AKMOBw/o 22 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. Aviation Traning Center Mobile Alabama
    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.
    It was determined that a pitch change control rod broke while in flight.

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