First HH43F photopage
FIRST HH-43F flying in Continental US 59-1556
photo (1) : 91556 carying a dummy missile during 1963 tests near Seattle, WA
photo (2) : 91556 after the 10 August 1969 crash into rocky Mt. Whitney, CA (USAF photo AFFTC 3011-69)
The recovery of the airframe by Army CH-54 Skycrane (photo received from Mr. Steve Mock)
The DATA PLATE of 59-1556 after the damage repair and the update from HH-43B to HH-43F ;
photo (3) : 91556 was painted in the camouflaged scheme after the re-work at Kaman, Bloomfield, CT in 1970 ; in spite of the "SEA"-scheme it was never assigned to that region. (photo received from M.Klaver)
photo (4) : 91556 in storage at the Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ boneyard - December 1972 ; NOTE MASDC park-code HG008
photo (5) :
Two pictures of 91556 , still in camouflage scheme , as N322WN and operated by the Washington State DNR (Department of Natural Resources). Pilot here was Mr. Dave Longnecker. Both photos were taken late Spring 1974 and were published in "Kaman Rotor Tips" issue of Sep-Oct 1975 (page 17) .
91556 as N322WN painted in the colors of the Washington State DNR (Department of Natural Resources), at it's homebase Olympia Airport, WA on 17 April 1977 (photo by Mr. Rich Hunt)
photo (6) : 91556 as N322WN in the color-scheme of Continental Helicopters (a lease company) - photographed at Bonners Ferry, ID in December 1990 ; at that time the aircraft was bound to be reworked completely by Mr. Don Lederhos ' "Timber Choppers Inc."
photo (7) : 91556 as N556D in the early color-scheme of Horizon Helicopters Inc. - photographed at Bonners Ferry, ID in May 1992 ; NOTE that the aircraft is flown here without the outer tailblades - in the first few years of operation by Horizon this was usual ; later-on, the FAA regulations made it necessary that the original 4 -blade-configuration was used. N556D is mainly used in the logging bussiness in Montana, northern Idaho and Washington State. (photo by Mr. Kevin Lederhos)
photo (8) : 91556 as N556D in the color-scheme of Horizon Helicopters Inc. used after 2004 - photographed by Jerry VanGrunsven during logging operations near Addy, WA (the Iron Mountain) ; NOTE the pilot - Mr. Bill Mitchell - on the left side, the best place for logging operations.
last update : 12/06/2016