25-Jul-11 N5663 Sikorsky S55 Chelan, US-Washington (1F)

Had just flown over a block of cherry trees and was turning to fly back when it hit power lines 40-50 feet above the ground.  Crashed and burned, killing pilot.  Stephen W. Nelson reportedly died of asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation

Date:
25 July, 2011
Reg:
N5663
Make:
Sikorsky
Model:
S55
MSN:
55-1267
Location:
between Chelan and Manson
Country:
US-Washington
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
Golden-Wings
Link:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/126151678.html
Link:
http://www.king5.com/news/Pilot-killed-in-helicopter-crash-in-Chelan-County-126142483.html
Link:
http://helicoptersafety.blogspot.com/2011/07/25-jul-11-n5663-sikorsky-s55b-chelan-wa.html

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