Wed, Nov 11, 2009
Piasecki HUP-1 Hit Power Lines On Takeoff
The owner of a Piasecki HUP-1 and two friends were killed when
the vintage twin-rotor helicopter hit a power line on takeoff and
Authorities believe Joseph Pike, the helo's owner, was at the
controls when the accident occurred. The two friends have not been
identified pending notification of relatives.
Inland News Today in Riverside, California reports that FAA
spokesman Ian Gregor says the helicopter, which was designed in the
1940’s, was actually built in 1951.
“It was originally for military use but was later
purchased and had been operated as a civilian aircraft for quite
some time," he said.
The HUP-1 was reportedly headed for the Fla-Bob Airport in
Rubidoux for an air show.
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