Incident Sikorsky S-55C OO-SH?,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 318025
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Date:Wednesday 12 January 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic S55P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-55C
Registration: OO-SH?
MSN: 55-???
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Melden -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Lille - Place des Buisses
Destination airport:Melsbroek
SABENA flight H921 was a scheduled passenger flight linking Lille (France) with Melsbroek Airport - EBBR (Belgium), scheduled for a departure out of Lille at 9:45 local and arrival at 10:30 at Melsbroek.

The incident flight had a slight delay (reported actual departure: 10:00) and did not have any passengers on board. An unknown mechanical issue occurred and a precautionary landing was made at Melden near Oudenaarde around 10:45 local. The issue was repaired in situ and the aircraft departed for Melsbroek at 12:30.

Registration of aircraft is unknown (unreported), but the SABENA helicopter fleet at the time of the incident consisted of four Sikorsky S.55C helicopters, registered OO-SHA to OO-SHD.


Gazet van Antwerpen, 14/01/1955
SABENA timetables and tarifs no.7 Winter 1954-1955 (for flight number).

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15-Jul-2023 16:14 Anon Added

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