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 Withdrawn in early 1986 and replaced by the Ecureuil.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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