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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71227
Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Date:29-JAN-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic S61R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican (S-61R)
Owner/operator:United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Registration: 1483
MSN: 61-660
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:off Mexico -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a SAR mission for a motor vessel reported aground the helicopter impacted the water at the bottom of a precision approach to a controlled hover (PATCH). The aircraft rolled and inverted, but remained afloat. Only two crewmembers escaped. All fatalities due to a failure to egress the aircraft. Salvaged, refurbished and back to service.

Sources:

http://www.check-six.com/lib/Coast_Guard_Aviation_Casualties.htm
Essentials of Sea Survival (Golden and Tipton)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2010 11:21 TB Added
12-Jan-2010 11:22 TB Updated [Source]
20-Sep-2012 07:23 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 12:17 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2016 22:08 Aerossurance Updated [Country, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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