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  • Sikorsky S-58C

    This model is a version of S-58 H-34

    c/n 58-420

    Year 1957 to 1960

    Helicopter Sikorsky S-58C Serial 58-420 Register N879 used by Chicago Helicopter Airways ,New York Airways. Built 1957. Aircraft history and location


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    usa New York Airways

    1957-01-11Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-420, ff:?
    del New York Airways as N879, 11Jan57
    usa Chicago Helicopter Airways

    1960-07-27sold Chicago Helicopter Airways as N879, unk
    w/o as Flight 698 from MDW to ORD, 22:38, 27Jul60, due to structural disintegration in flight, initiated by a fatigue fracture of a main rotor blade. The helicopter crashed into Forest Home Cemetery, 2 crew & 11 pax killed.
    This crash led to CHA developing pressurized blades with a press to test system.

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