Aircraft Photo of N179AC | Sikorsky S-64F Skycrane | Helicorp |
Registration / Serial:N179AC
Fleetnumber:739 / 341
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane (H-54 Tarhe)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-64F Skycrane
Operator / Titles:Helicorp / Erickson Air-Crane
C/n (msn):64-091
Aircraft Name:Elvis
City / Airport:Melbourne - EssendonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMEN   IATA: MEB   Local: YMEN   Other: -
Photo Date:16 February 2009
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID: 41696
Photographer's Remark

'Elvis', aka 'Helitak 739' and the other Skycranes have been in the thick of things fighting the worst bushfires in Victoria's history - over 200 people perished in 24 hours of fire-storms. Nevertheless, here's Elvis back at its Essendon base having a day of respite from the constant water-bombing although the fires are still burning up in the hills, hence the smoky, grey sky.

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