Helicopter Accidents

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UNK – Sikorsky
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
6 Sep 1956

NOTE: Type of aircraft is unknown and base assigned is not confirmed. If you have updated information, please contact us.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO)
Sat, Sep. 08, 1956, page 11

Killed In Helicopter Crash

DAYTON, OH, Sept. 7 (AP) — Capt. Robert I. Quillen of Dayton, an Air Force pilot was killed yesterday when the Sikorsky-built helicopter he was operating crashed and burned near a runway at the Wright Air Development Center.

Air Force officials said the main rotor may have became detached from the helicopter. They added that helicopter crashes are “extremely rare”.

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