Author Topic: c/n 2534, N6314V  (Read 3910 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 2534, N6314V
« on: June 21, 2015, 06:40:35 AM »
5 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.

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c/n 2534, built 09/67 as model H-250, original registry N6314V Midwest Helio sales IN 02/70, Maclean Enterprises ltd (Hank Maclean) CA accident hit by C-177 minor damage no details @ EL Arco Mexico 11/70 sold 02/71, Roy Eckhert CA sold '73, L.A.B. Flying Service inc [Layton Benette (2nd of 2)] AK placed on Airglas 3500 wheel-skis then put on 26'' tundra tires transferred '03 family partnership L&A Bennett, Haines AK sold, Kem Sibbitt AK replaced original fuel caps with Atlee Dodge Fuel caps same as those placed on c/n 1252, accident on takeoff the pilot made a right turn to depart the area and struck the top of 100' large tree with his right wing the aircraft then struck the ground a large post crash fire ensued mostly destroying the aircraft, 3 fatalities @ Little Johnstown Bay AK 06/19, reg canceled as destroyed

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

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Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 12:14:02 AM »
This plane was just posted for sale on

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 06:04:46 AM »
Thanks Carter this is an interesting plane nice panel now all it needs is an Electronics International engine monitor to replace all the engine instruments and a GO-480 engine. Still if you didn't expect to haul big loads out of high altitude strips it would be a nice Helio.

« Last Edit: April 06, 2019, 06:01:48 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »


Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 07:42:17 AM »
This Helio was sold 2 weeks ago, I was contacted by the new owner yesterday, and he will be on here soon. The airplane is now in Juneau, AK and looking to get some upgrades. Such as JPI EDM 900, and new tail-wheel perhaps.

I'll have him post all the times, condition etc;


Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 08:44:15 PM »
I think the Electronics International MVP-50P Engine Monitor is better, might cost a little more, but Gordon Cragg is a dealer and might be able to match the JPI EDM 900 price.

It also could use a set of 1400 style individual seats, or preferably the individual energy absorbing seats that Jaars has, and the larger tail wheel could make life a little easier on a soft strip and goes well with the larger tundra wheels gives the A/C a better angle of attack on the ground and helps make the take off a little shorter or so I'm told.

It's not going far it's only moving from Haines to Fairbanks AK
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Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 01:04:05 AM »
Sadly this plane was lost today in Johnstown Bay sounds like all we’re fatalities.

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 11:12:08 AM »
It is with a heavy heart that I post this Edit to the History Paragraph. My condolences go to the family I will add details about accident later.

I spoke with Kem by phone several times His family has a ranch here in NE a couple hundred miles from me and I intended to visit him when he was back in NE. This is truly a sad event for the Helio community.

edit to History paragraph above. N6341V has a new owner, He also flew Helios with Wright Air in Fairbanks AK a few Years ago and still has a summer home there. The Helio will be stationed in Fairbanks AK.

Gray background sold 01/19, Kem Sibbitt Fairbanks, AK accident accident on takeoff with post crash fire 3 fatalities @ Johnstown Bay AK 06/23/19
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Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 07:24:10 PM »
Any news to how this could end so badly ?


Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2019, 07:56:59 PM »
From what I gathered he was picking up folks who purchased property in Johnstone Bay. The incident occurred on take off and a fire ensued.

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2019, 08:31:21 PM »
I'll add my two cents this was an accident on takeoff with post-crash fire. The wings are still attached to the aircraft.

I had a friend He and his passenger were killed on takeoff in a two place ultralight they were 50 feet off the ground when
 they stalled crashed and were apparently knocked unconscious, the autopsy showed they were killed by the fire.

What surprises me is that because the Helio is so crash-worthy and has fuel bladders instead of fuel tanks that there was enough of a fire to kill all three people.

news article about passengers
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Kevin Dunn

Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 03:01:36 PM »
Was the airplane on floats or wheels??  Does anyone know?



Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 04:35:45 PM »
Wheels.  I watched it take off the Seward on its way out to pick the people up.  It was a a decent weather day without much wind. But who knows.  I am among those guessing the wings are still attached.

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 2534, N6314V
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2019, 06:18:50 PM »
Here is link to another news article on the crash about a preliminary NTSB report.

My sister say it seems to being getting plenty of coverage.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2019, 06:25:08 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »