Accident Sikorsky CH-124A Sea King (S-61B) 12420, Sunday 7 November 1971
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Date:Sunday 7 November 1971
Time:21:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S61 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky CH-124A Sea King (S-61B)
Owner/operator:Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
Registration: 12420
MSN: 61286
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Caribbean Sea, off HMCS Nipigon -   Bermuda
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMCS Nipigon
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Suffered single engine failure on take-off. Pilot attempted to return while also dumping fuel. Flight deck ready for emergency recovery but a/c became uncontrollable and crashed near the ship. Black moonless night. Difficult recovery by boat of sole survivor and some wreckage. Date was 7/11 local, so 8/11 GMT. (HEG, ship air controller).


Revision history:

27-Dec-2009 00:13 TB Added
28-Dec-2009 12:38 TB Updated [Nature]
28-Dec-2009 12:38 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
25-Aug-2011 07:11 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Source]
05-Sep-2011 06:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2011 06:04 Dr. John Smith Updated
05-Sep-2011 06:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Source]
20-Nov-2012 13:16 KellyBermuda Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2012 10:44 TB Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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