Eglin AFB, FL
1 Jun 1955
“An Eglin AFB helicopter was damaged about 8 a.m. Wednesday when it made a forced landing on Johnson’s pasture about four miles northeast of Crestview. There were four occupants of the ‘copter but all escaped without injury. Engine trouble caused the landing and the machine tourned [sic] on its side when it struck the ground. First reports of the accident were received by Cpl. Joe Livingston of the State Highway Patrol when an unidetified person called and said the helicopter was seen to go down near Garden City and that ‘it was smoking badly.’ Patrolman Register Windham investigated the accident along with Air Police from Eglin AFB.” The aircraft involved was Sikorsky H-19B Chickasaw, 52-7519; it was repaired.