sikorsky S-61A

This model is a version of s-61 H-3

c/n 61-094

1962 to 2002

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usa N318Y
Sikorsky Helicopters
Sikorsky S-61A Payloader c/n 61-094, ff: 1962
retained by Sikorsky as S-61A demonstrator reg N318Y
sold Columbia Helicopters as N299BC unk, conducted first "heli-logging" operation in US dur 1971
w/o when both engines suffered power loss while lifting logs, ivo Chelan, WA 14Dec72. Aircraft suffered hard lndg and rolled over onto rocks and logs, 2 crew fatalities
hulk sold Croman Helicopters as N318Y
w/o a second time when engines suffered power loss and aircraft descended through trees and burned on impact ivo Lakehead, CA 26Mar02. 1 fatality, 1 injured.

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