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SIKORSKY S-61

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S61
Aircraft
Name S-61
Manufacturer SIKORSKY
Wing Rotary
Position Five-blade main rotor
Tail Five-blade tail rotor
WTC Medium
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Main gear retractable - tailwheel fixed
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

AGUSTA SH-3
AGUSTA AS-61A
AGUSTA AS-61N
AGUSTA ASH-61
HELIPRO S-61 Shortsky
HELIPRO Shortsky
MITSUBISHI HSS-2
MITSUBISHI S-61A
MITSUBISHI S-61B
SIKORSKY Sea King
SIKORSKY SH-3 Sea King
SIKORSKY VH-3 Sea King
SIKORSKY UH-3 Sea King
SIKORSKY S-61N
SIKORSKY HSS-2 Sea King
SIKORSKY CH-124 Sea King
SIKORSKY S-61L
SIKORSKY S-61D
SIKORSKY S-61B
SIKORSKY S-61A Nuri
SIKORSKY Nuri
SIKORSKY S-61A
UNITED CANADA CH-124 Sea King
WESTLAND Sea King
WESTLAND Commando
WESTLAND WS-61 Sea King
WESTLAND WS-61 Commando


SIKORSKY S-61

SIKORSKY S-61 SIKORSKY S-61 3D

Description

Medium-lift transport/utility helicopter. The Sikorsky S-61L and S-61N are civil variants of the successful SH-3 Sea King helicopter.

Technical Data

Wing span 18.9 m62.008 ft
Length 17.96 m58.924 ft
Height 5.32 m17.454 ft
Powerplant 2 x General Electric CT58-140 turboshafts, 1,120 kW each.
Engine model General Electric T58

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 118 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 53005,300 kg
5.3 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL80 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 450450 nm
833,400 m
833.4 km
2,734,251.971 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving S61

  • S61, vicinity Bournemouth UK, 2002 (On 15 July 2002, a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter operated by Bristow suffered a catastrophic engine failure and fire. After an emergency landing and evacuation, the aircraft was destroyed by an intense fire.)
  • S61, vicinity Bødo Norway, 2008 (On 24 February 2008, a Sikorsky S-61N being operated by British International Helicopters on a passenger flight from Værøy to Bødo attempted a visual approach at destination in day IMC and came close to unseen terrain before accepting an offer of assistance from ATC to achieve an ILS approach to runway 07 without further event. None of the 18 occupants were injured.)