A Sikorsky HH-52A rescues 22 people from the Burmah Agate maritime disaster

Thursday, November 1, 1979 - Gulf of Mexico, United States of America

 

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This was a very significant maritime incident. The actual aircraft involved is now in the Udvar Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum, Chantilly, VA.

 

For further details on the HH-52A see AHS Calendar May 2013.

 

(Source: The story of the helicopter that saved 22 sailors from burning ships was forgotten. Until now, Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, March 4, 2016)

 

 

Aircraft related to this milestone
Sikorsky HH-52A (S-62C) Seaguard

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