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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175475
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:26-MAY-1973
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic S61 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps
Registration: 150612
MSN: 61-098
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Gran Cayo -   Bahamas
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Gran Cayo
Narrative:
Crashed in sea. Seven security personal and three crew on board. Helicopter was operating in support of President Richard Nixon (who was not on board).

Sources:

El Litoral 27 May 1973, p1
Netherlands National Archive, UPI press photo of the crashed helicopter: https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzoeken/fotocollectie/91fc9040-1458-a26c-87f3-7272f831a200


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Apr-2015 10:45 TB Added
11-Feb-2020 16:20 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]
06-Mar-2020 09:09 kolibriforensics Updated [Operator, Narrative]
22-May-2021 18:25 Hoekb03 Updated [Source]

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