Sikorsky S-58C


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



c/n 58-324


Year 1956 to 1964






Helicopter Sikorsky S-58C Serial 58-324 Register B9 OO-SHG used by Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force) SABENA (Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne). Built 1956. Aircraft history



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belgium OO-SHG
SABENA
Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-324, ff?
del Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. plant, Bridgeport, CT, 18Jul56
del by French aircraft carrier "Dixmude" at Algiers ferried Algiers-Oran-Alicante-Barcelona-Perpignan-Tours-Paris-Brussel (Capt. A.Vernieuwe), 14Sep56
arrived at Brussel-Groendreef, 04Oct56
registered OO-SHG (CofR 1091) Sabena NV, Brussel, 08Oct56
inaugural service to Paris-Issy (Capt. L.De Villenfagne), 03Mar57
tail broke off at Brussel in unknown circumstances, 17Aug57
evacuated personnel during fire in the control tower at Brussel-Zaventem (Capt. G.Tremerie), 04Nov57
incident: fell on its side, was repaired, 09Jul60
transferred to the Congo for operations in Katanga (KAT43, registration was not carried on the aircraft), 27Sep60
returned to Brussels, Dec62
modification work carried out by Sabena for sale to the Belgian Air Force, Jan63
cancelled from the Belgian Civil Register, 21Oct63.
belgium B9
Force Aérienne Belge
taken on charge Belgian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde, call-sign B9/OT-ZKI, 21Oct63
del Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Short Range Transport) (tt 5057 hrs), Apr64
cat.5 - after only 5 months of service the aircraft experienced serious engine problems a few minutes after take-off from Koksijde. The aircraft made a heavy landing in the vicinity of the control tower. The damage was such that the aircraft was writen-off. Crew: Lt. Bawin, Vaandrig P.Segers, 1SM L.Janssens, 1SM Dekinder, all ok, 21Sep64
w/o, wreck transferred to Evere, 24Sep64.


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