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Date:08-APR-2011
Time:20:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:A.R. Turismo Ltda.
Registration: PT-YMJ
Msn: 4478
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rio Grande da Serra -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:SICV - Heliponto Porto Marina Asturias
Destination airport:SBMT
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Narrative:
The Bell 206B disappeared in the late afternoon of Friday (8), after taking off from Guaruja, Sao Paulo coast.
According to information from aeronautics, aircraft, registration PT-YMJ was heading for Campo de Marte airport, and the last contact was made ​​at 17.40. Two people were on board and are dead.

3.2 Contributing factors
3.2.1 Human Factor
3.2.1.1 Medical Aspect
Nothing to report.
3.2.1.2 Psychological Aspect
3.2.1.2.1 Individual Information
a) Attitude - undetermined
It is possible that the pilot acted with too much confidence in himself and in the aircraft, since he had already completed that route previously and was familiar with the particularities of the weather conditions.
3.2.1.2 Psychosocial Information
Didn't contribute.
3.2.1.2.3 Organisational information
Didn't contribute.
3.2.2 Operational Factor
3.2.2.1 Concerned with the operation of the aircraft
a) Adverse weather conditions - contributed
The Serra do Mar presents particular meteorological phenomena, due to the low temperature associated with high humidity and the coastal breeze, which end up degrading the horizontal and vertical visibility conditions, especially at the end of the days.
b) Piloting Trial - undetermined
The pilot knew the route and thought it would be possible to overcome the Serra do Mar. It is likely that he lowered the height of the flight in order to try to get visual references with the terrain, until the collision occurs.
c) Flight planning - contributed
In planning the return flight the pilot did not consider the weather conditions of the route. An aircraft that took off previously managed to overtake the Serra do Mar flying west of the route chosen by the pilot.
3.2.2.2 Concerning ATS units
Didn't contribute.
3.2.3 Material Factor
3.2.3.1 Aircraft Compatible
Didn't contribute.
3.2.3.2 Concerning ATS equipment and technology systems
Didn't contribute.

Sources:

http://noticias.r7.com/sao-paulo/noticias/helicoptero-com-duas-pessoas-desaparece-no-guaruja-20110409.html
http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/900498-helicoptero-com-duas-pessoas-desaparece-em-sp.shtml
http://g1.globo.com/sao-paulo/noticia/2011/04/helicoptero-e-encontrado-com-corpos-de-piloto-e-passageiro-diz-fab.html
http://sistema.cenipa.aer.mil.br/cenipa/paginas/relatorios/rf/pt/pt_ymj_08_04_11.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2011 10:37 Black Typhoon Added
09-Apr-2011 20:38 Black Typhoon Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2011 02:44 Dantas Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category, ]
10-Apr-2011 07:26 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
10-Apr-2011 08:08 Black Typhoon Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
10-Apr-2011 10:38 dantas Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
12-Aug-2020 17:07 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2020 17:08 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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