Aviation Photo #0682571 Airship Industries Skyship 500 - Fuji Film

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Wears "Official Film of the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics" and Olympics logo. Seen passing over LAX. Sadly, W/O May 17, 1985 near Columbus, Kansas with Airship Industries as G-SKSB. While routing TUL-IXD, pilot experienced pitch up on nose. Elevator control didn't response to pilot input to counter pitch up, and also a loss of pressure in rear helium filled envelope. Airship descended without control hitting tress which stopped it. No fatalities.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    Fuji Film
    Airship Industries Skyship 500
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    Airship Industries Skyship 500
    1214/04
    G-SKSB
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    May 1984
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