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 #1 
Any info on this incident would be helpful...be great if I could find the Fox sailor who pulled me from the cargo door of the helo....The Fox had to return to Subic to have the helo removed from the starboard aft side of the ship....Thanks
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I think cwo doug jones was the landing officer that day.

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 #3 
Could it have been another year? I was on the Fox in spring of '73 but recall no helo accident as you describe
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 #4 
Yeah, CWO Jones was in charge and it was Spring 73.

Ship was at PIRAZ station and had to move down to Yankee station to see if it could be hoisted off by one of the carriers. From there, made a mad dash to Subic and back.
doug jones
 #5 
I am CWO Doug Jones and I was the LSO when the incident happened.  I don't recall seeing anyone departing the helo, so can't help you there. 
cliffpowers994

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 #6 
                         it was me  cliff powers that pulled you back,I was the guy in the first lueys office
Gearold

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 #7 
I watched it happen from the signal bridge. We were lucky that day. I've got photos of the off-load at Subic if anyone needs them...
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 #8 
There was a night time man overboard recovery during that mad dash to Subic.
DirtyHarry

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 #9 
WOW  an interesting untold story outside those which were involved.  This topic and others are what the webmaster is looking for our association historian.  We have cruise books but they lack the inside story.  Hey you came across as Unregistered.  Why not file out the forms and become known to the group.     Be safe.   JF Harry RM3 Plankowner

cliffpowers994

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 #10 
I was on the helo crew when the helo hit the life rails. When the blades started coming apart I pulled somebody back into the helo bay. That night I believe it was RANDY ROUSH that was topside on a break the ship took a roll and because the helo nets  were down he went overboard. Aft lookout reported it immediately and gunnersmate Martin who was the ships diver at the time got him back on board. I had bought some car parts from randy and I knew him pretty well. He said the best feeling in the world was seeing the ship turning around. He thought he was a goner.  If anyone has any questions you can contact me at cliffpowers994@yahoo.com
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