Author Topic: c/n 1439, N6484V  (Read 1901 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 1439, N6484V
« on: May 19, 2015, 06:28:52 AM »
4 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 1439, built 04/71 as model H-295, original registry N6484V (reused) L.H. Bossier LA sold '76, Southeastern Highway Contracting co (Roger Brown) GA sold '80, Harold Mervine DE removed rear sling seat converting from 6 to 4 place sold '81, Inter Mountain Construction co (Dean Whiting) UT accident before and during his take-off run, the pilot saw two National Guard helicopters hovering over a sod area, West of Runway 34. At approximately 30-40mph, the left wing raised and the aircraft began to weather vane to the left. The pilot said he turned the control wheel to the left and applied right brake, but the aircraft ground-looped and the right gear collapsed. An investigation revealed the wind speed had increased and a dust devil reportedly hit the left wing during take-off @ Salt Lake City UT 8/83 repaired sold '84, (Jaars 46th Helio last acquired) NC installed 3,800lb up-gross reinstalled 5th & 6th seat installed cargo pod dereg export '87, OB-M-1312 Peru until '88, rereg OB-1312 Instituto Linguistico de Verano (Jaars) '03, dereg export rereg N6484V 06/11 taken out of service dereg 12/19 placed on hold until 12/24, reportedly c/n 1439 sat in a container in the jungle until '10, the a/c developed serious corrosion during the wait for export permission so it was taken out of service and is currently being parted out

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

Shortly after return to US Registry mark N6463V not painted on yet
« Last Edit: July 14, 2021, 11:33:01 AM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1439, N6484V
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2021, 11:04:07 AM »
I found this picture recently at Air Brittain, interestingly I have been overlooking this photo for years it was posted in '10, possibly because the registry mark hadn't been painted on the a/c yet.

Photo caption says Sonoma CA '10

I visited Sonoma CA airport in the late 90's kind of an interesting place lots of old a/c stored there and seemed to be populated by a kind of FAA rebel group.

I opened the photo above and did an edit to the 'History Paragraph' with the new info provided by the photo.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2021, 11:09:29 AM by Doug Johnson »