Sikorsky S.76A/AUH-76A
Date Updated: Friday March 10, 2006


Technical Details | Service History | Current Status | Photos | Write-Offs
Fleet Information 

PAF s/n

Original configuration

c/n

Last noted, fate

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

Seventeen S-76As were acquired, with the total initially consisting of 12 AUH-76A gunship, two SAR and three VIP examples. The two SAR and three VIP S-76As were converted to gunships, as only five of the original AUH-76A COIN versions were reportedly airworthy in 1988. However, some helicopters were returned to SAR service in the mid-1990s. Recently, some aircraft have been tasked to fly armed escort missions for presidential helicopters.

The „missing“ c/n 76.0243 belongs to S-76A N702AL operated by Air Logistics (1991).

 

 

 

 

 

201

AUH-76A

76.0239

01.97 (wfu Villamor AB)

 

202

AUH-76A

76.0240

02.02 with 5051 SRS.  Operational. Overhauled 2005. Noted 01.06

Converted back to gunship configuration and now sports gray overall paint scheme with sky blue undersides.   Operates in defense of the Malampaya Natural Gas region together with 206 below.

203

AUH-76A

76.0241

w/o 12.05.90

 

204

AUH-76A

76.0242

w/o 22.08.90

 

205

AUH-76A

76.0244

?

 

206

AUH-76A

76.0245

11.99 with 5051 SRS.  Overhauled in 2005

Reassigned to the 15th Strike Wing to provide coverage to the Malampaya Natural Gas Region.   Armed with 1 2.75 inch rocket pod, 1 50 cal pod and two 7.62mm mgs on pintle mounts

207

AUH-76A

76.0251

?

 

208

AUH-76A

76.0247

01.97, 05.00 dumped Atienza AB

 

209

AUH-76A

76.0252

w/o 01.12.89 (dumped Atienza AB

  01.97, 05.00)

 

210

AUH-76A

76.0253

?

 

212

AUH-76A

76.0250

01.97 (wfu Atienza AB)

 

214

AUH-76A

76.0254

03.00 with 5051 SRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

215

S-76A SAR

76.0255

05.98 with 20 ACS (or 05.98 505 SRG).  Noted with the 505 SRG @ Villamor on Setp 2004

 

216

S-76A SAR

76.0256

11.97 with 5052 SRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

732

S-76A VIP

76.0246

03.00 with 252 PHS

 

745

S-76A VIP

76.0248

06.92 with 20 ACS

 

758

S-76A VIP

76.0249

w/o 18.05.01 with 5051 SRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

dubious serial

 

 

 

 

 

716

„S-76“

 

noted 08.96 at Mactan AB

 

 

Write-Offs

 

Date

s/n

Event, location, fate of crew

 

 

 

??.??.86

?

Crashed south of Manila during the filming of an American action movie.

01.12.89

209

Destroyed at Sangley Point during RAM-SFP coup attempt.

12.05.90

203

Crashed at Abong-Abong, Zamboanga, killing four (or nine?) persons on board.

22.08.90

204

Crashed near Lumban due to bad weather. One person killed, six injured.

04.10.90

?

Destroyed on the ground at Illigan garrison, Agusan del Norte, when PAF

T-28D attacked the rebel-operated helicopter.

08.05.92

?

Destroyed at Camp Aduru, Tuguegarao, Cagayan, by NPA guerilla attack.

05.11.92

?

Destroyed at Cauayan AB, Tuguegarao, Cagayan, by NPA guerilla attack.

18.05.01

758

Crashed in Palawan whilst trying to recover six bodies from the wreckage of Airspan Corp. Bell 407 RP-C2345, which had crashed earlier that day. All seven on board the S-76A, detached from 5051 SRS to Bautista AB, were killed. The helicopter came down at Sitio Manguba, Bgy. Manalo, 37 miles from Puerto Princesa, after the main rotors hit high-tension cables in the dark.