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Last updated: 18 November 2017
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Time:10:20 a.m.
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:GO Air (Master Escola de Aviação Civil)
Registration: PT-HOL
C/n / msn: 2189
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:200 Guaicurus Street, Água Branca, West Zone of São Paulo City -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Departure airport:São Paulo-Campo de Marte (SBMT)
Destination airport:São Paulo-Campo de Marte (SBMT)
Two pilots died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday (July 11 2012) in Sao Paulo, according to the Fire Department. The aircraft used for flight instruction, crashed on a shed at 200 Guaicurus Street, in Água Branca, the West Zone of São Paulo. The accident happened around 10:20 am. LT. The helicopter had departed from the São Paulo-Campo de Marte - SBMT, in the Northern Zone, at 9:19 a.m., according to INFRAERO. According to a rough translation into English of contemporary press reports:

"Two pilots died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday (11) in São Paulo , according to the Fire Department. The aircraft used for instruction flights, fell on a shed in White Water, in the West Zone of São Paulo. The accident happened around 10:20. The helicopter had left the Campo de Mars, in the north, at 9:19 a.m., according to Infraero.

According to the commander of the 4th Combat Team of the Fire Department, José Luis Borges, died in the accident Denis Franklin Tomasi, 32, and Maílson Rocha Lopes, 23. They suffered multiple trauma. According to the record of the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac), Denis is a private pilot and commercial pilot is Maílson.

With the fall, a hole opened in the roof. The tail of the aircraft broke off and stood outside the shed. The aircraft belongs to the Master School of Civil Aviation, which is also known as Go Air. No information on the causes of the accident or if the pilot alerted the control tower about a problem before the collision.

The coordinator of Civil Defense of São Paulo, Jair Paca de Lima, and neighbors say the shed where it happened the fall runs a metal coil company. At the time of the accident, no one was on site and there were no injuries. The coordendor Civil Defense says that the structure of the shed was not compromised and should be released immediately after the removal of the bodies and the work of expertise.

The aviation company informed the Civil Defense on board the helicopter were two professional pilots that were a category change flight. The G1 , the company confirmed only that it was an instruction flight. Next to the crash site pass the tracks of Line 7-Rubi, the São Paulo Metropolitan Train Company (CPTM) and operates the White Water station. The train circulation was not affected."


3. NTSB Identification: ERA12WA446 at

Revision history:

11-Jul-2012 14:15 Sidney Menezes Added
11-Jul-2012 14:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
11-Jul-2012 17:48 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
13-Jul-2012 14:13 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Jul-2012 08:54 Geno Updated [Source]
02-Sep-2012 01:47 cleberjc Updated [Time, Location, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Oct-2016 17:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Oct-2016 17:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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