Aviation Photo #0984676 Sikorsky S-58ET - Aris Helicopters

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Air taxi for departure to the north, holding short of runway 25L. Other serials - 80+76 with German Air Force as an H-34G variant. Sadly, W/O July 12, 2003 with Aris Helicopters as N15AH at Rancho Verde, California. While removing A/C units from school roofs, she went into an uncontrolled descent impacting school bungalows & came to rest on a basketball court. Pilot was seriously injured. Tail rotor blades were an issue. The aircraft was not repairable.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    Aris Helicopters
    Sikorsky S-58ET
    Sikorsky S-58 (H-34/HSS-1/HUS/Choctaw/Seabat/Seahorse)
    Sikorsky S-58 (H-34/HSS-1/HUS/Choctaw/Seabat/Seahorse)
    Sikorsky
    58-1563
    N15AH
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    August 1989
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In 1928, the Los Angeles City Council selected 640 acres in the southern part of Westchester as the site of a new airport for the city. The fields of wheat, barley and lima beans were converted into dirt landing strips without any terminal buildings.
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