Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican


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



c/n 61-635


Year 1969 to 1986






Helicopter Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican Serial 61-635 Register 1473 used by US Coast Guard. Built 1969. Aircraft history



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US Coast Guard
UNKNOWN DATE, I was the Avionicsman when we ditched 1473 off of Fort Myers Fla due to Pilot running out of fuel.
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US Coast Guard
US San Diego ( sep-69 )
Sep69 at CGAS San Diego
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US Coast Guard
US Kodiak accident ( 02-nov-86 )
w/o 02nov86 struck a high cliff and fell to the beach below on Ugak Island off Kodiak, AK. all 6 onboard killed
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US Coast Guard
I was the radioman on duty at the air station when this crash occured. They were flying out to bring in a child with a head injury from a village. We sent a C-130 to look for them after they failed to make radio contact. The c-130 found the wreakage burning. I remember how the CO of the airsta looked right through me as I informed him there were no survivors, like his mind was a million miles away, with his lost crew.
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US Coast Guard
Lost a good crew... knew Kevin McCracken. "No greater love" jef
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US Coast Guard
I had duty the night of the crash
put Dr. Rockmore and HS3 Chip King on the helo. Good men. Till we meet again.


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