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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74878
Last updated: 18 August 2020
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Date:29-JUL-2002
Time:11:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Astro
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: LV-WOY
C/n / msn: 0236
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ea Guaz˙ Cuß, PiranÚ Pcia -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Narrative:
The pilot, and a pax, was flying over the fields belonging to stay Guaz˙ Cua, for counting and observation of finance. When making an approach to hover a group of animals at a time when flying at low altitude between palm trees had heights of 5 to 7 m, the helicopter's main rotor struck one, and then a blade rotor severed the tail cone. As a result, the pilot lost control of the helicopter and rushed to the ground. The occupants were uninjured and the aircraft suffered significant damage. The accident happened during the day, and weather conditions did not affect the event.

CAUSE:
During stationary flight with a helicopter, collision of the main rotor with a palm tree and subsequent impact against the ground, due to the low flight height and inadequate surveillance over obstacles by the pilot.

Sources:

http://www.jiaac.gob.ar/files/pdf/Bol33.pdf
http://web.archive.org/web/20120418032733/http://www.rotorspot.nl:80/lv.htm
https://jiaac.gob.ar/files/2510299.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jan-2012 19:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
13-Jan-2012 10:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2020 20:07 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2020 20:08 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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