Helicopter Sikorsky S-58C Serial 58-395 Register B13 OO-SHM used by Force Aérienne Belge (Belgian Air Force) SABENA (Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne) Elipadana. Built 1956. Aircraft history
Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-395, ff? handed over to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.plant, Bridgeport, CT, 27Dec56 delivered to Sabena NV, Brussel, 10Jan57 registered OO-SHM (CofR 1117) Sabena NV, Brussels, 15Jan57 inaugural service Paris-Issy (Capt.P.Vaneberck), 03Mar57 leased to Elipadana SpA, Milano, operated services Milano-Torino and Milano-Lugano, 29Apr60 returned to Sabena, Brussels, 21Jul60 transferred to the Congo for operations in Katanga (KAT44, registration was not carried on the aircraft), 27Sep60 returned to Sabena, Brussels, Dec62 cancelled from the Belgian Civil Register, 21Oct63
taken on charge Belgian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Short Range Transport) callsign B-13/OT-ZKM (tt: 4856 hrs), 21Oct63 ferried to Sabena NV at Brussel-Zaventem for major overhaul, 10Jan64 suffers cat.4 mishap at Koksijde, 22Jul64 transported to Evere for storage, 24Jul64 transported to Sabena at Brussel-Zaventem for repairs, 09Dec64 cat.1 mishap - during take-off the left door of the motor compartment opens at 1000 feet, 15Feb66 cat.1 mishap - tail-rotor servo feedline rupture, 11Nov66 looses the antenna of the radio compass during flight, 28Dec66 ferried to SABCA, Gosselies for IRAN inspection, 21May69 xfer Helicopter Squadron, Koksijde, Apr71 suffered cat.5 accident after the pilot lost control, the helicopter crashed in the Rudolph-Blum Strasse in Broichweiden, a suburb of Aachen (Germany). The pilot managed to avoid a few houses. Crew Cdt. Brokken (pilot), Adj. L.Degeest, 15Oct71 wreck transferred to Royal Army Museum, Brussel (as exhibit), 23Nov72 noted at Brussels Air Museum, 1978-1980 swapped with B6 and transported to Evere for scrapping, 1981 sold for scrap, 1982.