Accident Sikorsky S-58J N62251, Thursday 6 January 1977
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Date:Thursday 6 January 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic S58P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-58J
Registration: N62251
MSN: 58-439
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Alameda, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:Alameda, CA
Destination airport:local
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Forced landing after engine lost power whilst hovering with sling load. Pilot (39) serious injured

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: OAK77FVD09
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


Netherlands National Archive, UPI press photo of the crash scene:

Revision history:

24-Jul-2010 05:32 TB Added
28-Feb-2021 12:15 Hoekb03 Updated [Source]

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