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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70654
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:05-JUN-1981
Time:1: 30 approx
Type:Silhouette image of generic S64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane
Owner/operator:Era Helicopters may be a holding company but the opera
Registration: N6965R
MSN: 64-060
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kitsault Village, BC More accurately Alice arm -   Canada
Phase: Unknown
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed; opf. Silver Grizzle Timber Co at the time of the accident. The skycranes starboard engine input assembly exploded severing the fuel line for the other stove. It lost power to the other engine in preparation for lining up its position at the service landing, approx 250 ft up. The cause of this has never been properly exposed due to a publication ban. I was under the craft when it came down and was close to the surviving pilot for years after and have all the details on why, which is not a pretty story.

Sources:

1. World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Dec-2009 11:59 TB Added
24-Dec-2009 10:14 TB Updated
26-Dec-2009 07:33 TB Updated [Operator]
19-Mar-2011 13:07 TB Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2021 19:34 dick danger Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]

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