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.