Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican

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

c/n 61-633

Year 1969

Helicopter Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican Serial 61-633 Register 1471 used by US Coast Guard. Built 1969. Aircraft history and location


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        212 c/n 31278


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I was A/C on 1471 when delivered from Sikorsky to CGAS Salem, MA Coast Guard Air Station Salem
1981-08-0707aug81 crashed into water in Gulf of Alaska while performing a hoist to a distressed fishing vessel in bad weather
Crew of 4 drowned after egressing the inverted aircraft
Helicopter was recovered and taken back to Kodiak
30Apr92 WFU & stor AMARC as 440021
May06 sold to Freedom Museum USA, Pampa, TX Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak
probably overhauled at ARSC after the crash in AK and returned to duty at Air Station Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City
1989-1992 at CGAS Cape Cod, MA Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod

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