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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216370
Last updated: 22 November 2019
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Date:08-NOV-2003
Time:09:45 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Helipan Corporation
Registration: HP-1481HC
C/n / msn: 10017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Canglon, Darien -   Panama
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport, Albrook, Panama (MPMG)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On November 8, 2003, about 09:45 EST (Eastern Standard Time), a Robinson R-44 Raven II, Panamanian registration HP-1481HC, registered to and operated by Helipan Corporation, as an air taxi flight, struck trees and collided with the ground while maneuvering to avoid clouds at Forestal Canglón Reserve, Canglon, Provincia de Darien, Panama.

Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and flight plan information was not available. The helicopter was destroyed, the commercial-rated pilot and one of passenger were seriously injured, one passenger received minor injuries, and the third passenger incurred fatal injuries. The flight originated from Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport, Albrook, Panama, (MPMG) about 08:20 EST, that morning.

Preliminary information received by the NTSB indicated the pilot was about 7 minutes out from the destination when he encountered clouds. He maneuvered and descended to avoid the clouds, struck trees and consequently collided with the terrain.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA04WA021 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20031202X01980&ntsbno=MIA04WA021&akey=1
4. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Helipan-Corp/Robinson-R-44-Raven-II/315866


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2018 00:08 Dr.John Smith Added
22-Nov-2019 09:31 TB Updated [Location, Source]

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