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FHS6162th.jpg

Image ID:  FHS6162
Image Date:  1971
Image Title:  [Aerial yarding.]
Image Caption:  Columbia Construction Helicopters' Sikorsky S-61A, which made history by being the first helicopter model to commercially log. Seen here during salvage of timber burned in the Skyhook Fire, Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon. First commercial helicopter logging sale was some months before, on Plumas National Forest, California. Same helicopter crashed in late 1972 while logging in Wenatchee National Forest, Washington, killing two crewmen - first two fatalities attributed to helicopter logging flying operations.
Photographer:  Hughes, James W.
Use Restrictions:  Permission from the Forest History Society required for any use of this image.
Repository Contact Information:  Forest History Society, Inc.; 701 William Vickers Ave., Durham, NC 27701; Tel.: (919) 682-9319; Fax: (919) 682-2349.