Sikorsky S-58C

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

c/n 58-395

Year 1956 to 1971

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


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belgium OO-SHM
1958 at Brussels, note the modified S-58 nose
belgium OO-SHM
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
italy OO-SHM
leased to Elipadana SpA, Milano, as OO-SHM, operated services Milano-Torino and Milano-Lugano, 29Apr60
returned to Sabena, Brussels, 21Jul60
belgium B13
Force Aérienne Belge
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.
belgium B13
Force Aérienne Belge
BE Parc du Cinquantenaire Exhibit ( 1978 )
(OT-ZKM) displayed at Musee Royal de l Armee, at least 1978-1980

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