ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39389
Last updated: 26 September 2017
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:30-SEP-2000
Time:20:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Luis Ruben Di Palma
Registration: LV-WIF
C/n / msn: 0081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:25 km SSW of Carlos Tejedor -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:La Pampa
Destination airport:Arrecifes
Narrative:
On September 30, 2000, at about 20:00 Universal Time Coordinated, a Robinson R-44 helicopter,
Argentinan registration LV-WIF, crashed near Carlos Tejedor, Argentina, while on a personal flight.

Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The helicopter
was destroyed and the private-rated pilot was fatally injured. The flight originated from La Pampa,
Argentina, the same day, about 19:30.

The wreckage of the helicopter was located on a desolate plain about 25 km south-south-west of Carlos Tejedor. The helicopter had impacted the terrain in a 45-degree nose-down attitude.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Argentina.

Sources:

http://dms.ntsb.gov/aviation/AccidentReports/s5phla55ivouwpbczpgplh2g1/G12182011120000.pdf
http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.asp?accidentkey=23617
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/r44.htm
http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/r44show.asp?start=51&count=50


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
18-Dec-2011 19:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2013 07:16 EDUARDO BARATTI Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Apr-2014 10:10 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Embed code]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description