Author Topic: c/n 566, N83873  (Read 2386 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 566, N83873
« on: March 04, 2015, 04:48:17 AM »
1 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 566, built 06/62 as model H-395, original export registry B-863 Taiwan, Aviation Investors inc Saigon S/Vietnam (CIA), export reg canceled sold to Air Asia '62, rereg N83873 sold '63, consolidated Electronic equip IL sold '63, Marathon Aviation FL sold '63, Skyways Cargo FL sold '63, dereg export B-873 (reg reused c/n 531) '63 dereg export '64, XW-PBT Bird & Sons Inc Vientiane Laos possibly leased from Eurotransport Anstalt probably operated for Boun Oum Airways sold '65, Continental Air Services Vientiane sold '67, Eurotransport Anstalt, Vaduz Liechtenstein sold 4/67, Pacific corp sold 04/67, to Air America (27th Helio of 29 acquired) incident backed into by a private car while parked @ Vientiane Laos 11/67, incident while parked, was struck by PC-6 N358F which was coming in to land @ (V-242) Sadec S/Vietnam 09/68, accident damaged in landing when it ran off the runway @ (LS-317) Thong Khen Laos 7/71, w/o dereg in 9/71 repaired & sold '72, export reg N83873 (reused) James Boggs CA '74, Williams Flying Serv (Larry Turner) accident aircraft ground-looped during landing roll the gear collapsed tail wheel cam had allowed the wheel to swivel to the right when in the locked position @ Williams AZ 6/75 repaired sold '75, Doug Falzett (TI-AKA ntu) Costa Rica Douglas Falzett Ambrosse reg cancelled export cancelled sold '76, rereg N83873 Frank Lutz III CA accident aircraft ground-looped during takeoff pilot () failed to maintain directional control (interestingly Mr. Rose who had just purchased the Helio for cash presented false documents to investigating officials then disappeared) @ Albuquerque-International Airport NM 9/78, the wreck was purchased 1 yr later by Richard Johnson IL for salvage (as abandoned) from Cutters Flying Service (Chuck Leonard) Urbana, IL dereg by owner '85 used for parts

Anyone know the rest of the story Frank Lutz III (aka Doyne Rose) ?

« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 09:10:42 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 566, as XW-PBT
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 09:13:51 AM »
I found a picure of c/n 566 and opened it above.
Doug

Jason Stephens

Re: c/n 566, N83873
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 11:40:27 AM »
Always amazes me how you are able to find these Helio photos Doug!

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 566, as XW-PBT
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2020, 02:23:50 PM »
Jason, my latest trick is doing a search for Air America info then doing a search for Helio then courier then Helio courier using cntrl/F comand if I find nothing there I scroll through the article and look for pictures. I then have remember which article it was so not to look in the same aricle twice. I also have to be in the mood to look because If I get on a hot streak I'm in front of the computer all day. a lot of the time I have to enlarge the picture by using chrome tools to increase the picture size then do a screen capture and paste it on a word file then save in a PNG file in a picture folder. Then edit, crop, resize, and sometimes use photoshop. It can become quite tedious/time consuming.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2020, 04:41:46 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Jason Stephens

Re: c/n 566, N83873
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2022, 03:48:08 PM »
Would you believe it?  I just found two photos of N83873 in an envelope with all our other Helio papers.  They were in an envelope addressed to my father when we were still in AK, from somebody at Williams Flying Service in Williams, AZ.  I'll scan and post when I get a chance.

Jason Stephens

Re: c/n 566, N83873
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2022, 05:58:44 PM »
Pics of N83873. Stamp date was 1974

Jason Stephens

Re: c/n 566, N83873
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2022, 06:00:20 PM »
In flight.