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March 12, 1986 | from Reuters
The Army today grounded all 640 of its Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk utility helicopters after a crash Tuesday at Ft. Rucker, Ala., which killed the pilot and two passengers. It is the second grounding in 11 months for the workhorse Blackhawk, made by Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies Corp., and another in a series of mishaps plaguing U.S. military helicopters.
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April 11, 1989 | From United Press International
The Hong Kong government has signed a contract to buy eight helicopters from American manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, a company announcement said. The $54-million contract calls for five general purpose helicopters and three search and rescue variants and provides for options at a fixed price for an additional four general purpose helicopters, Sikorsky said. The S-76 helicopters are to be used by the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force. "These aircraft will be the most advanced civil search and rescue helicopters available," Sikorsky President Eugene Buckley said.
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BUSINESS
April 11, 1989 | From United Press International
The Hong Kong government has signed a contract to buy eight helicopters from American manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, a company announcement said. The $54-million contract calls for five general purpose helicopters and three search and rescue variants and provides for options at a fixed price for an additional four general purpose helicopters, Sikorsky said. The S-76 helicopters are to be used by the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force. "These aircraft will be the most advanced civil search and rescue helicopters available," Sikorsky President Eugene Buckley said.
NEWS
March 12, 1986 | from Reuters
The Army today grounded all 640 of its Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk utility helicopters after a crash Tuesday at Ft. Rucker, Ala., which killed the pilot and two passengers. It is the second grounding in 11 months for the workhorse Blackhawk, made by Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies Corp., and another in a series of mishaps plaguing U.S. military helicopters.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Dow Chemical Co. and United Technologies Corp. today announced a joint venture to make plastics for the aerospace, defense and automotive industries. Terms of the agreement were withheld. The companies said in a joint statement that the venture will focus on making materials for United Technologies' Sikorsky Aircraft division. The new company, Dow-United Technologies Composite Products, will employ about 500 people at its headquarters in Stratford, Conn.
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May 21, 1995 | Associated Press
Relatives of four Marines killed in the crash of a presidential helicopter two years ago have filed a $48-million wrongful death lawsuit against the aircraft's manufacturer and others. The Navy helicopter, a Sikorsky VH-60N Black Hawk, crashed May 19, 1993, near Nanjemoy, Md. The craft was on a post-maintenance checkout flight. The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, named Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and General Electric Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1988
The last fatal CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crash, which occurred a year ago today, was due to design defects, not pilot error, a lawsuit alleged. The litigation was filed in Orange County Superior Court by Deborah Brandenburg of Irvine, widow of Maj. David J. Brandenburg, the pilot. The Jan. 8, 1987, crash of the controversial Marine copter built by Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies took the lives of all five crew members.
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May 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
A military helicopter used in the presidential fleet crashed Wednesday, killing all four crew members aboard, authorities said. The bodies of the crew were all found in the main fuselage, "which was bent out of shape and mangled," said Lt. Patrick Murphy, spokesman for the Charles County Sheriff's Department. Debris was strewn around the crash scene. "The entire area reeks of aircraft fuel," Murphy said. "It is over your shoe tops."
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March 10, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A team of investigators on Wednesday began examining the wreckage of two Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that collided during a night training mission, killing the 17 soldiers aboard, officials said. Maj. Randy Schoel said that everyone on the two ships died in the collision Tuesday night near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, about 12 miles from the center of Ft. Campbell. The helicopters reportedly were flying 90 m.p.h. at an altitude of about 250 feet.
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May 19, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
The House Monday approved compromise language in its 1988 defense bill barring future deliveries of the controversial Super Stallion helicopters if engineers fail to solve vibration problems that plague the aircraft. Under terms of an amendment approved on a voice vote by the House, deliveries of the heavy-lift, troop-carrying helicopter would be halted sometime in late 1988 "unless the helicopter incorporates design changes to improve flight stability. . . ."
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October 5, 1988 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Four crew members are presumed to have died in the crash of a Navy SH-3H anti-submarine helicopter that went down while conducting a routine training mission about 80 miles off the coast of San Diego, authorities said Tuesday. The crash is believed to have occurred late Monday or early Tuesday, said Fred Wilson, a spokesman at the North Island Naval Air Station. Search crews found partial wreckage shortly after daylight Tuesday. The Navy ended the search for survivors Tuesday evening.
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May 29, 1986 | GARY JARLSON, Times Staff Writer
Four Orange County lawsuits involving fatal crashes of Marine Corps helicopters could be jeopardized by a court decision overturning $4.7 million in awards to families of servicemen killed in military air crashes, attorneys said Wednesday. "Obviously, it could pose a potential problem," said Wylie A. Aitken of Santa Ana of the decision by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.
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