Hughes 500 (369D)

in Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security service

History

Used by the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
MSP-012 0081E TI-SPX 10.1985  
MSP-018 0142E TI-SPY 10.1994  


Pictures

McDonnell Douglas MD.500E MSP-012 seen at San Jose in
December 2006. (photo, Tomás Cubero Maingot)

McDonnell Douglas MD.500E MSP-012 seen at San Jose in
January 2005. (photo, Andrés Meneses)


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References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Other Sources

To be added.

Hughes 500
in Suriname Air Force service

History

Used by the Air Element / SAF.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
100 01193D N9253F 1982 w/o 31.3.1982


Pictures

None available at present.

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References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Hughes 500

in Icelandic Coast Guard Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 2
Service Entry: 1976
Retirement: 1986

History

One Hughes 369HS (“Hughes 500C”) obtained in 1976. Crash landed near Búrfell power plant 17 October 1980, but repaired and sold. Replaced by Hughes 500D with same registration. Withdrawn in early 1986 and replaced by the Ecureuil. Both equipped with floats. Main roles were support to the Cutters and light ships, and light transport duties.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
TF-GRO 1050773   7 April 1976 Hughes 369HS, CAA No.265, wfu 17 Nov 1980, to N26444, N500RT
TF-GRO 510975D   27 Oct 1981 Hughes 500D, CAA No.414, wfu 20 Jan 1986, to D-HISL

Pictures

[Hughes 500]
The first TF-GRO. (Photo, Eggert Norðdahl)

[Hughes 500]
The second TF-GRO. (Photo, Eggert Norðdahl)

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References

Other Sources

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