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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


25-Jul-11 N855TC Sikorsky S55B Brewster, US-Washington

The video report on the link given states that the same operator had two helicopter accidents today, one fatal at Chelan (see report) and one on the ground at Brewster