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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22941
Last updated: 9 December 2018
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Date:17-MAR-1998
Time:16:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Alpine Helicopters
Registration: C-GAHW
C/n / msn: 30792
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pajuil País village,10 km N of Aguacatá -   Guatemala
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:GUA
Destination airport:HUG
Narrative:
The helicopter operating for the United Nations peace keeping mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA) departed from Guatemala City enroute to Pajuil País with 2 intended stops. Passengers from the regional MINUGUA office in Huehuetenango came on board during its first stop in Huehuetenango Airport. The aircraft reportedly crashed when approaching its landing site in the Sierra de Cuchumatanes mountain range at 15.25.35 N 91.18.34 W, with 9 SOB . There were five fatalities on the crash site and the survivors were reported to have suffered serious burns from the post crash fire. Two of the survivors succumbed to their injuries in hospital The aircraft was piloted by a qualified Guatemalan pilot, operating with foreign license validation.

Sources:

1998P0148
TSB Report A98F0013 (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp202-2-98-454-617.htm)
Officially destroyed Bell Aircraft per Government Final Report. 2011-07-01 (http://www.bellhelicopter.com/MungoBlobs/925/478/destroyed.pdf)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
01-Mar-2010 23:21 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants]
08-Nov-2011 00:28 Echo H12 Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Jun-2014 18:12 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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