Aircraft Photo of 163051 | Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon | USA - Navy | #223805
Registration / Serial:163051
Military Code:BJ-540
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-65
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-65 (H-53)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon
C/n (msn):65539
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:HM-14/Det.1
City / Airport:Bahrain - International / MuharraqMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: OBBI / EGYR   IATA: BAH   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:9 March 2001
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 223805
Photo Comment

This Sea Dragon was written off at 2 April 2002 at Bahrain International Airport after its engine failed and caught fire just after take off. The pilots of the massive helicopter were able to return to the base and following a crash landing the aircraft was destroyed. All eighteen occupants survived and the helicopter was struck of charge on 30 July 2002.

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