MH-53J
Hurlburt Field, FL
14 Nov 1984

S/N #73-1650 MH-53J #73-1650 of the 20th SOS, crewed by Capt. Jack Kelly (P), Capt. Dave Harris¬† (CP), unkn (FE), unkn (FE), TSgt. Jerry Price (AG), unkn (AG), and unkn (unkn), autorotated to a field near Pope AFB, NC. when the tail rotor gearbox separated from the aircraft in flight. The helicopter landed hard and…

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MH-53J
Hurlburt Field, FL
17 Oct 1984

S/N #73-1647 In October 1984, MH-53J PAVE LOW crews and aircraft of the 20th SOS deployed to Clark AB in the Republic of the Philippines for Exercise “Cope Thunder 85-1”. The deployment ended tragically during the exercise when an MH-53J Pave Low, serial number #73-1647, impacted a ridgeline in Crow Valley, near Clark AB, Philippines,…

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CH-3E
Patrick AFB, FL
7 Apr 1984

S/N 65-12794 Call sign “Jolly Green 18” Airmen gather 30 years later to pay respect to the fallen of Jolly 18 Posted 4/17/2014 Updated 4/17/2014by 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs 4/17/2014 – PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing along with friends and family gathered for the 30th anniversary of…

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UH-1N Nassau, Bahamas 9 Jan 1984

A Bell UH-1N-BF, 69-6644, of the 20th Special Operations Squadron, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, crashes during a deployment to the Bahamas on an Operation Bahamas and Turks (Operation BAT) drug interdiction mission, killing three of the four crewmen aboard. Aircraft suffered a two engine failure and crashed at sea off of Nassau, Bahamas. …

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