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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71224
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:18-FEB-1979
Time:early
Type:Silhouette image of generic S61R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican (S-61R)
Owner/operator:US Coast Guard (USCG)
Registration: 1432
MSN: 61-597
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Atlantic -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Cape Cod AS, MA
Destination airport:Cape Cod AS, MA
Narrative:
Ditched after a reported power loss in heavy seas about 180 miles southeast of Cape Cod, MA, while hoisting an injured sailor from a Japanese fishing boat. Aircraft over turned in water.

Sources:

http://www.check-six.com/lib/Coast_Guard_Aviation_Casualties.htm
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/02/15/remembering-air-station-cape-cods-only-fatal-helicopter-crash.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2010 10:50 TB Added
12-Jan-2010 11:17 TB Updated [Source]
20-Sep-2012 07:26 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 12:30 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 08:10 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 08:16 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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