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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75057
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:17-FEB-2006
Time:19:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Astro
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: LV-WLE
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Las Viboras, Buenos Aires -   Argentina
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:AD Matanza, Buenos Aires
Destination airport:San Clemente del Tuy˙
Narrative:
The pilot, with a companion, took off from AD Matanza, Buenos Aires, at approximately 17:10 pm, for a sightseeing flight

According to their statements, the flight was visual and smoothly. After passing the town of Dolores side went to San Clemente del Tuy˙. For passenger illness, when he returned, he decided to land in a clearing near the coast.

While the passenger was recovered on the ground, the aircraft remained landed with the engine "idle" with the pilot inside. In such the attendant circumstances observed the start of a fire at the bottom rear of the helicopter so the pilot waved to take off. Failing to do so, he left the aircraft, and his companion tried to fight the fire. The aircraft was completely destroyed and no injuries to the occupants.

Sources:

http://www.jiaac.gov.ar/files/pdf/Bol37.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jan-2012 22:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
20-Jan-2012 22:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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