Sikorsky S-55C


This model is a version of s-55 H-19

c/n 55-1055


Year 1957 to 1970






Helicopter Sikorsky S-55C Serial 55-1055 Register A6 ZS-HCM used by Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag (South African Air Force) Autair Helicopters. Built 1957. Aircraft history



Sikorsky S-55C c/n 55-1055


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south africa A6
Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag
SAAF d/d 1956
1968 to ZS-HCM
south africa ZS-HCM
Autair Helicopters
Autair
ex SAAF A6
1968 during replenishment at sea off Capetown of m/t Esso Ghent
w/o 30nov70 crashed near the town of De Aar. It was being used to clean high tension power lines for Escom, the South African Electricity Supply Company. The chap cleaning the power lines and the winch operator were killed. The pilot was severely burned


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