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Belgian Sea King conducts last flight

25 March 2019
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The fifth and last Belgian Sea King helicopter made its last flight on 21 March 2019.

The fifth and last Belgian Sea King helicopter made its last flight on 21 March 2019. (Belgian MoD)The fifth and last Belgian Sea King helicopter made its last flight on 21 March 2019. (Belgian MoD)

The five search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopters had been operating from Koksijde on the Belgian North Sea coast since 1976, having saved 1,757 lives, according to the Belgian Ministry of Defence website. Their missions also included responding to aircraft accidents and recovering pilots lost behind enemy lines.

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