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  • Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King


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



    c/n 61-286


    Year 1965 to 1972




    Helicopter Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King Serial 61-286 Register 12420 4020 used by Canadian Armed Forces ,Royal Canadian Navy (1945-1968). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location






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    For 4020 see also:
            sa342m c/n 2020
            a109luh c/n 13670

    4020

    canada Royal Canadian Navy (1945-1968)

    1971-11Sikorsky S-61B, c/n 61-286, del Royal Canadian Navy as CHSS-2, 4020, 1965
    to CH-124A as 12420 Oct1968
    crashed and sank on 7 or 8 Nov71

    12420

    canada Canadian Armed Forces

    1971-11-08ex 4020. CH-124A w/o 08nov71
    This helo was part of DDH 266 HMCS Nipigon Air Det when it crashed off Bermuda during an ASW exercise. It happened approx 21:30 hrs. The a/c sank with three of its crews and only the navigator survived. The airframe was not recovered.
    Aircraft suffered single engine failure on take-off. Pilot attempted to return while also dumping fuel. Flight deck ready for emergency recovery but a/c became uncontrollable and crashed near the ship. Black moonless night. Difficult recovery by boat of sole survivor and some wreckage. Date was 7/11 local, so 8/11 GMT. (HEG, ship air controller)
    I was part of the rescue crew that pulled the surviver from the water. Is there anyone else out there Chester Kingston



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