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Maintenance and safety issues with US Navy's Sea Dragon heavy lift work helicopter




Navy MH/HH/CH-53s have been going down for years, I remember a few years back one crashed on a gulf course (crew was safe) and another went down (all crew members lost).


Those heavy birds are the unsung and unapperiacted workhorses of the the Navy, plus the Navy is known to use and work a helicopter until it litterally can't fly anymore.


The only reason they got rid of the CH-46, SH-3, and SH-2 was because they HAD too.

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Our department responded to the one in Kuwait that is mentioned. Reported as "on fire" though just a little smoke in the cockpit. It landed safely, no injuries. I am thinking that the Sea Dragon community is small compared to other aircraft in the inventory, could the stats be alarming because of that? I only know that we have them in our pattern quite a bit, and it is a nightmare scenario for me

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