Sikorsky S-58C

In 1963 the Sikorsky HSS1-fleet was joined by three former Sabena Sikorsky S-58 transport helicopters. The primary role was to support the Nike Air Defence installation based in West-Germany (Short Range Transport-flight).
Two additional helicopters were added to the fleet in 1969. These were fitted with a VIP-interior for the use of the members of the Royal Family and members of goverment.
After the introduction of the Sea Kings in 1976 all S-58Cs were withdrawn from service.


B9 c/n 58.324 Call-sign: OT-ZKI
  • 180756: handed over to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.plant, Bridgeport, CT
  • 140956: delivered by French aircraft carrier "Dixmude" at Algiers ferried Algiers-Oran-Alicante-Barcelona-Perpignan-Tours-Paris-Brussel (Capt. A.Vernieuwe)
  • 041056: arrived at Brussel-Groendreef
  • 081056: registered OO-SHG (CofR 1091) Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 030357: inaugural service to Paris-Issy (Capt. L.De Villenfagne)
  • 170857: tail broke off at Brussel in unknown circumstances
  • 041157: evacuated personnel during fire in the control tower at Brussel-Zaventem (Capt. G.Tremerie)
  • 090760: incident, fell on its side, was repaired
  • 270960: transferred to the Congo for operations in Katanga (KAT43, registration was not carried on the aircraft)
  • 001262: returned to Brussel
  • 000163: modification work carried out by Sabena for sale to the Belgian Air Force
  • 211063: cancelled from the Belgian Civil Register
  • 211063: taken on charge Belgian Air Force
  • 211063: Heli Flight, Koksijde, call-sign B9/OT-ZKI
  • 000464: delivered Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Short Range Transport) (tt 5057 hrs)
  • 210964: cat.5 - after only 5 months of service the aircraft experienced serious engine problems a few minutes after take-off from Koksijde. The aircraft made a heavy landing in the vicinity of the control tower. The damage was such that the aircraft was writen-off. Crew : Lt. Bawin, Vaandrig P.Segers, 1SM L.Janssens, 1SM Dekinder, all ok.
  • 240964: wfu, wreck transferred to Evere

Sikorsky S-58C - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Koksijde 210964 - Photo DG IPR

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B10 c/n 58.333 Call-sign: OT-ZKJ
  • 080856: handed over to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Plant, Bridgeport, CT.
  • 140956: delivered by French aircraft carrier "Dixmude" at Algiers, ferried Algiers-Oran-Alicante-Barcelona-Perpignan-Tours-Paris-Brussel (Capt. G.Tremerie)
  • 041056: arrived at Brussel-Groendreef
  • 081056: registered OO-SHH (CofR 1092) Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 030357: inaugural service to Paris-Issy (Capt. L.Blondiau)
  • 001262: modification work carried out by Sabena for sale to the Belgian Air Force
  • 080563: cancelled from the Belgian Civil Register
  • 080563: taken on charge
  • 080563: delivered Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Short Range Transport), B10/OT-ZKJ
  • 270863: ferried to Koksijde
  • 280664: noted at Melsbroek Air Show
  • 000471: Helicopter Squadron, Koksijde
  • 260965: during a flight for the RTB (television) the aircraft hits a power line above the village of Yvoir, the aircraft can land in a field without further problems
  • 000074: 40 Sqn, Koksijde
  • 020576: last flight in Belgian Air Force service (tt 11247:57 hrs)
  • 230876: prepared for long term storage at Koksijde
  • 310178: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim
  • 310878: registered D-HAUE Meravo Luftreederei Fluggesellschaft mbh - Oedheim
  • 270484: last noted operational
  • 000985: CofA expired and struck of charge
  • 111297: still at Meravo, used as spares source for airworthy B15/D-HAUG

Sikorsky S-58C - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Photo Robert Roggeman

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B11 c/n 58.356 Call-sign: OT-ZKK
  • 101056: handed over to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.plant, Bridgeport, CT
  • 241056: delivered to Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 071156: arrived at Brussel-Melsbroek
  • 261156: registered OO-SHI (CofR 1107) Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 030357: inaugural service to Paris-Issy (Capt.S.Delaisse)
  • 080563: cancelled from the Belgian Civil Register
  • 080563: taken on charge
  • 080563: delivered Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Short Range Transport) as B11/OT-ZKK (tt 7197 hrs)
  • 130963: ferried to Koksijde
  • 000471: Helicopter Squadron, Koksijde
  • 070472: during a medical flight between Soest and Leuven, a window was lost in flight, a passenger had opened it by mistake.
  • 000074: 40 Sqn, Koksijde
  • 250676: tt 11220,27 hrs
  • 290676: last flight
  • 300676: struck of charge
  • 251076: prepared from long term storage at Koksijde
  • 220378: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim
  • 000879: registered D-HAUF Meravo Luftreederei Fluggesellschaft mbh - Oedheim
  • 000879: first noted operational as D-HAUF Vermer Gmbh
  • 000080: struck of charge
  • 140482: first noted preserved Auto&Technik Museum, Sinsheim als D-HAUF
  • current: preserved Sinsheim museum

Sikorsky S-58C - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

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B12 c/n 58.388 Call-sign: OT-ZKL
  • 271256: handed over to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. plant, Bridgeport, CT
  • 040157: delivered to Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 060157: arrived at Brussel-Melsbroek
  • 150257: registered OO-SHL (CofR 1116) Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 030357: inaugural service to Paris-Issy (Capt.C.Voos)
  • 080563: cancelled from Belgian Civil Register
  • 080563: taken on chargeBelgian Air Force
  • 080563: Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Short Range Transport) callsign B12/OT-ZKL
  • 051163: ferried to Koksijde
  • 030666: ferried to SABCA, Gosselies for IRAN inspection
  • 000471: Helicopter Squadron, Koksijde
  • 000074: 40 Sqn, Koksijde
  • 200776: last flight with S-58C (tt 11200:11 hrs)
  • 051176: prepared for long term storage at Koksijde
  • 220378: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim
  • 000578: registered D-HAUD Meravo Luftreederei Fluggesellschaft mbh - Oedheim
  • 000578: first noted operational as D-HAUD
  • 270484: last noted operational
  • 000084: struck of charge
  • 000784: first noted Air Classik collection, preserved Frankfurt (Germany)
  • 001291: registration cancelled from German Register
  • 000019: noted at terminal Frankfurt. Restored by fire brigade in bare metal C/S and only 2 main rotorblades.
  • 301019: arrived at the Flugwelt Museum at Altenburg-Nobitz, Germany

Sikorsky S-58C - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Photo DG IPR

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B13 c/n 58.395 Call-sign: OT-ZKM
  • 271256: handed over to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.plant, Bridgeport, CT
  • 100157: delivered to Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 150157: registered OO-SHM (CofR 1117) Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 030357: inaugural service Paris-Issy (Capt.P.Vaneberck)
  • 290460: leased to Elipadana SpA, Milano, operated services Milano-Torino and Milano-Lugano
  • 210760: returned to Sabena, Brussel
  • 270960: transferred to the Congo for operations in Katanga (KAT44, registration was not carried on the aircraft)
  • 001262: returned to Sabena, Brussel
  • 211063: cancelled from the Belgian Civil Register
  • 211063: taken on chargeBelgian Air Force
  • 211063: delivered Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Short Range Transport) callsign B-13/OT-ZKM (tt: 4856 hrs)
  • 100164: ferried to Sabena NV at Brussel-Zaventem for major overhaul
  • 220764: cat.4 - at Koksijde
  • 240764: transported to Evere for storage
  • 091264: transported to Sabena at Brussel-Zaventem for repairs
  • 150266: cat.1 - during take-off the left door of the motor compartment opens at 1000 feet
  • 111166: cat.1 - tail-rotor servo feedline rupture
  • 281266: looses the antenna of the radiocompas during flight
  • 210569: ferried to SABCA, Gosselies for IRAN inspection
  • 000471: Helicopter Squadron, Koksijde
  • 151071: cat.5 - after the pilot lost control, the helicopter crashed in the Rudolph-Blum Strasse in Broichweiden, a suburb of Aachen (Germany). The pilot managed to avoid a few houses. Crew Cdt. Brokken (pilot), Adj. L.Degeest
  • 231172: wreck transferred to Royal Army Museum, Brussel (as exhibit)
  • 000078-000080: noted at Brussels Air Museum
  • 000081: swapped with B6 and transported to Evere for scrapping
  • 000082: sold for scrap

Sikorsky S-58C - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Photo Robert Roggeman

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B14 c/n 58.350 Call-sign: OT-ZKN
  • 100256: handed over to Chicago Helicopter Airways at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.plant, Bridgeport, CT.
  • 000256: registered N878 Chicago Helicopter Airways, Chicago, IL.
  • 260762: emergency landing road Den Haag - Leiden (Netherlands) (tt 1350 hrs) (?)
  • 110663: leased to Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 240663: delivered Brussel and flown with US registration
  • 041164: registered OO-SHQ (CofR 1534) Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 010467: struck of charge and stored at Brussel-Zaventem
  • 131267: sold to Belgian Air Force
  • 291267: cancelled from the Belgian Civil Register
  • 120669: taken on charge Belgian Air Force
  • 120669: delivered to Heli Flight-Koksijde (VVIP) as B14/OT-ZKN (used in VIP configuration)
  • 000471: Helicopter Squadron, Koksijde
  • 000074: 40 Sqn, Koksijde
  • 100676: last flight (tt 9840:00 hrs)
  • 310876: prepared for long term storage at Koksijde
  • 310178: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim (Germany)
  • 000278: registered D-HAUC Meravo Luftreederei Fluggesellschaft mbh - Oedheim
  • 000000: struck of charge
  • 000082: first noted preserved German Army Field Laupheim (Germany) as '8025'
  • 001007: last noted preserved Laupheim (Germany) als '8025'

Sikorsky S-58C - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

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B15 c/n 58.836 Call-sign: OT-ZKP
  • 000558: last Sikorsky S-58C built
  • 220558: handed over to Chicago Helicopter Airways at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.plant, Bridgeport, CT.
  • 000558: registered N869 Chicago Helicopters, Chicago, IL.
  • 110663: leased to Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 240663: delivered Brussel and flown with US registration
  • 041164: registered OO-SHP (CofR 1533) Sabena NV, Brussel
  • 240266: tt 9039 hrs
  • 010467: struck of charge and stored at Brussel-Zaventem
  • 131267: cancelled from the Belgian Civil Register
  • 131267: sold to the Belgian Air Force
  • 070169: taken on charge
  • 070169: delivered Heli Flight-Koksijde (VVIP), call-sign B15/OT-ZKP (VIP configuration)
  • 000471: Helicopter Squadron, Koksijde
  • 000074: 40 Sqn, Koksijde
  • 171075: wfu
  • 211175: prepared for long term storage at Koksijde
  • 050578: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim
  • 000578: registered D-HAUG Meravo Luftreederei Fluggesellschaft-Oedheim
  • 110778: CofA expired
  • 000480: returned to service after overhaul
  • 111297: still operational with Meravo, used for historic pleasure flights
  • 161104: first noted at Weeze-Niederrhein with fake German military markings 'PJ+366', applied for a movie
  • 100906: last noted with 'PJ+366' markings (airworthy)

Sikorsky S-58C - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

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