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Information about SE-HCM
Last update: 31 Dec 2009
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Aircraft Data
Reg: SE-HCM
S/N: 98-0388
Year: 1968
 
Type:
 
Last known operator:
 
History:
 
Fate:
2007-11-22
This helicopter was purchased from the American Hughes factory by Skogsflyg Cassel Aero AB in 1969. It was imported to Sweden by the Norrköping-based Hughes dealer SAAB AB in May 1969 and was delivered to Cassel Aero in June the same year.

The machine was operated by the company in nearly 30 years before it was sold to a couple of private persons in Stockholm. As one of the persons, Mr Richard Ziverts, soon established the company Stockholms Helikoptertjänst AB the machine rapidly became a member in the new company's fleet. The helicopter was mainly used for moose- & forest inventories and photographic flights.
Independent sources have stated that this was by far one of the best maintained B-models of the Hughes 269 remaining in the world. The machine was basically as good as new, with good remainings on all important and expensive components.

SE-HCM was destroyed in a non-fatal accident during a moose inventory flight at Grundagssätern, Idre. The aircraft lost engine power during take-off, due to loose material blocking the exhaust pipe from inside, and was forced to make an emergency landing. The helicopter gained a total of 10 231,6 hours. The wreckage was brought to Dala Airport in Borlänge.
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