General Category => General Helio Discussion => Topic started by: Doug Johnson on March 03, 2015, 04:41:38 AM

Title: c/n 565, B-859
Post by: Doug Johnson on March 03, 2015, 04:41:38 AM
No pictures 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 565, built 06/62 as model H-395, no registry sold as ''565'' acquired by Aviation Investors inc DC (CIA) 06/62 exported, (16th Helio of 29 acquired) by Air America sold 07/62, Air Asia co ltd reg as B-859 but flew as “859” after China and Laos broke off diplomatic relations in mid-1962, accident(1) crashed during forced landing carburetor had iced up @ area between (LS-14) Pha Khao and Nong Kha (LS-333) 09/62, accident(2) struck a horse upon landing @ an unknown airstrip in Laos 06/63, accident(3) engine failure forced landing became a crash landing after striking a 100 foot tree in a relatively remote area @ near (LS-20) Sam Thong Laos 07/63, destroyed by post-crash fire, reg cancelled 07/63 

             data plate may have been recovered it is mentioned in memo asking for permission to rebuild using dataplate only
Title: Re: c/n 565, B-859
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on December 31, 2018, 07:43:50 PM

This picture is probably c/n 565 as B-859 in Laos. The number on the tail was enlarged then stretched horizontal I was able to tell which registry marks that it couldn't be which left B-859.

If anyone knows for sure which Helio it is let me know please.