Author Topic: c/n 1717, HC-BTC  (Read 3604 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 1717, HC-BTC
« on: June 08, 2015, 07:47:22 AM »
8 picture check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

Previous posts about HC-BTC or anything click on   http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=search  Enter ?

c/n 1717, built 08/74 as model HT-295, original registry N68888 John Roberts SC (dealer) leases to Sperry Rand corp AZ 12/74 to replace c/n 1456 (a lease/purchase  damaged in an accident) Sperry Rand sold '77, rereg N7711R Bank of Newport CA rereg '77, as N7711Y Bank of Newport CA sold '79, William Furtado III CA sold '81, Harold Black TN sold '85, Leon Karr TX sold '89, Larry Montgomery (Larmont Aviation dealer) SC sold '89, John McGinnis FL 'sold 94, (Larry Mongomery assisted in sale) Salesian Mission dereg export as HC-BTC Quito, Ecuador Servicio Aereo Misional (SAM) accident partial engine failure on takeoff stall/mush on attempt to turn back for emergency landing @ near Macas Ecuador 01/14 dbr salvage for parts
                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu4RHfswf4k"

As always any further information or pictures would be greatly appreciated.


I took the picture below (c/n 1714 in background) while it was a Laramont Air in '94. After flying it I looked it over hard figuring out how to beef up the nose gear and put a larger tire (206) on it.  If I'd had more money I would probably have bought it, and probably sold c/n 1233 later. I even liked the N number 7711Y (seventy seven eleven wy) has nice sound to it, I also liked the easy to remember serial number c/n 1717, and the colors of the paint scheme.







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JamesCaird

Re: c/n 1717, HC-BTC
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 07:59:48 PM »
 Any info on how the crew faired in this accident?   Remember the original  idea for the Helio was to make it survivable by including the roll cage coupled with  the relatively slow speeds at takeoff and landing.  Has any other aircraft in this weight range approached this survivability quotient? Any thoughts?  Cheers/  Bob Wallace

Doug Johnson

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Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1717, HC-BTC
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 07:46:15 AM »
added picture above 4th down
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Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1717, HC-BTC
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 03:47:29 PM »
I was sorting the 1700 pictures found one I had never posted
So just for something to do here it is but I will open it above.
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Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1717, HC-BTC
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 06:53:01 AM »
Found 3 more pictures, I will ope  them above as 1, 6, 8.
Doug