This list was supplied by Max Torrence. He was the operations officer during my tour of the unit. He has been very instrumental in obtaining information on this unit and I really appreciate this. I hope to keep this information available for a very long time.
Note aircraft numbers on coin, especially one in the middle!!
a/c tail numbers from 1971-1974 I have found that the FAA has changed format, therefore attempting to view the registration numbers is a lengthy task now. I have included this link to all CH-54/S-64 aircraft and their disposition according to Sikorsky.
Click on Skycrane
18446 CH54-A US Registration N446KM Kenosha Military Museum
18448 CH54-A US Registration N4099D Erickson Air-Crane
18449 CH54-A US Registration N64KL Destroyed in accident 7/18/98
18451 CH54-A US Registration N451CR Rasbery Inc. Ketchikan Ak.
18454 CH54-A US Registration N64AR Destroyed in accident 8/26/95
18455 CH54-A US Registration N9125M Siller Bros. Yuba, Ca.
18456 CH54-A Canadian Registration C-FCRN, Canadian Air-Crane
18457 CH54-A Reported lost near Cincinnati Ohio on transfer 4 souls.
CH54-A Formerly at Hunter AAF. Is now registered to Ventures Acquisition (N642EV)
18461 CH54-A US Registration N548CH Erickson Air-Crane
Click on Serial number to find out about that aircraft.
The Unit did have an unfortunate incident on July 28th,1970.
Aircraft 18452 crashed during an emergency autorotation. The aircraft was landed successfully and broke at the cabin area as designed. Unfortunately the fuel in the aircraft spilled and caught fire. This caused burns to all crew members and as a result, all died from these injuries. A frozen tail rotor p/c link was determined to be the cause.
By being a member of this unit, and by learning of this incident through the request of the daughter of the A/C commander on board, I have dedicated this entire web site on the 295th to these men. Please take a moment of silence for these men as our prayers and thought's go out to their families.
AIRCRAFT COMMANDER: CWO4, Donald H. Smith
PILOT: CWO3, David E. Walters
FLIGHT ENGINEER: SPEC SIX, Frank V. Aiken
CREW CHIEF: SPEC FIVE: James L. Wooded
ABOUT THE CH-54 Helicopter
Here is a reference page on all the known Skycranes built and their status today.
CH-54 SkycraneTail numbers