Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion


This model is a version of S-65 H-53



c/n 65-232


Written off 1977






Helicopter Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion Serial 65-232 Register 157139 used by US Marine Corps. Aircraft history





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usa 157139
US Marine Corps
HMH-462 /YF. w/o 21oct77 at Mindoro Philippines 24 fatalities of 37 aboard
usa 157139
US Marine Corps
I was with lsu foxtrot 3/4 it was fully loaded internally and lifting an external load. cable snapped up into the rotor blades. Myself and others were sent to recover the bodies. I still have nightmares. L/cpl P.H.Robinson H


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