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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56880
Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta A109C
Owner/operator:Interboat Center Ver. de Barcos Ltda
Registration: PT-YFP
C/n / msn: 7615
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Itupeva, 73 km north west of Sao Paulo -   Brazil
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Paraty, Rio de Janeiro
Destination airport:Itupeva
The helicopter was destroyed by impact and fire when it crashed while apparently attempting to land at a farm near Itupeva. During the approach the helicopter developed a very high rate of descent while in a slight right side slip and impacted the ground hard in a right bank. The helicopter was operating a flight from Paraty.

Helicopter was caught on surveillance video camera footage making a rapid descent to the landing area, upon which it impacted the ground with great force. The main rotor tips also struck the ground. The helicopter then caught fire. A businessman on board died, but the other passengers escaped with minor injuries.


1. Helicopter explodes and one person dies in Itupeva
2. Helicopter Crash in Itupeva
3. Surveillance video captures helicopter crash Jan 05/09
4. Piloto e copiloto de helicóptero serão investigados por acidente

Revision history:

07-Jan-2009 04:40 Topaz Added
07-Jan-2009 04:45 Topaz Updated
07-Jan-2009 11:05 harro Updated
04-Sep-2016 18:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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