ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45870
Last updated: 31 October 2014
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Date:05-JUN-2007
Time:1230
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III
Owner/operator:AVIHECO
Registration: HK-4400
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Simiti, Bolivar -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:
Departure airport:Barrancabermeja (SKEJ)
Destination airport:El Bagra
Narrative:
On June 5, 2007, about 1230 local time, a Colombian registered Bell 206L3 helicopter, HK-4400, operated by Aviheco LTDA, crashed under unknown circumstances in a mountainous region, at about the 1,000-foot level, in Simiti, in the Bolivar region, Colombia. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The pilot and copilot received fatal injuries, and 4 passengers received serious injuries. The helicopter incurred substantial damage. The flight originated at Barrancabermeja, Colombia, earlier that day.

According to an official with the Colombian DGAC, the helicopter was transporting persons in an area of hostile rebel activity, and it crashed under unknown circumstances. The official further stated that the aircraft came to rest in remote and difficult terrain, and plans are to recover it from this hostile rebel controlled area, to Bogota, Colombia, and thereafter conduct the investigation.

Sources:
http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20070614X00726&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
18-Feb-2009 12:40 harro Updated
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