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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134295
Last updated: 16 February 2021
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Time:20:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Aeromasters Airways
Registration: HC-CBN
C/n / msn: 31270
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ishpingo -   Ecuador
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Ishpingo Heliport
Destination airport:Tiputini Airport
On February 5, 2002, at 1547 eastern daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, Ecuadorian registration HC-CBN, was destroyed upon impact with terrain during a forced landing following a reported loss of power during takeoff from a heliport near Ishpingo, Province of Orellana, in the Republic of Ecuador. The two commercial pilots and 3 passengers sustained serious injuries, 5 passengers received minor injuries and 3 passenger were not injured. The helicopter, serial number 31270, was owned and operated by Aeromasters Airways of Quito, Ecuador. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the on-demand air taxi flight for which a VFR flight plan was filed. The flight, which was destined for the Tiputini Airport, was originating at the time of the accident.

The Accident Investigation Board estimates that the probable cause of this event was the loss of lubrication in the helicopter's drive shaft couplings.


NTSB id 20020212X00207

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

Revision history:

06-Nov-2013 17:59 TB Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
14-May-2020 07:08 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-May-2020 07:08 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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