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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71230
Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Date:07-AUG-1981
Time:night
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: 1471
MSN: 61-633
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gulf of Alaska, off Hinchinbrook Island, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:NAS Kodiak
Destination airport:NAS Kodiak
Narrative:
While performing a night hoist to a fishing vessel in heavy weather the tail rotor contacted the water. The aircraft became uncontrollable and crashed. The crew drowned after egressing the inverted aircraft.
The helicopter was recovered by the Polar Star and taken back to Kodiak. Airframe was repaired and returned to service. Retired from USCG service in 1992.

Sources:

http://www.check-six.com/lib/Coast_Guard_Aviation_Casualties.htm
http://www.check-six.com/Coast_Guard/7_Aug_1981_HH-3F_crash.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2010 11:21 TB Added
12-Jan-2010 11:16 TB Updated [Location, Source]
19-Dec-2011 00:38 Anon. Updated [Location, Country]
20-Sep-2012 07:29 TB Updated [Operator, Country, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 12:48 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2016 22:08 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2017 19:38 Anon. Updated [Damage, Narrative]

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