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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134985
Last updated: 14 November 2020
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Date:21-AUG-2008
Time:05:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell-Garlick UH-1D Iroquois
Owner/operator:Servicios Aéreos Kipreos Ltda
Registration: CC-CKD
C/n / msn: 8052
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Predio agrícola Valle Dorado, Copiapó -   Chile
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Narrative:
On August 21, 2008, about 0530 Chilean local time, a Garlick UH-1D, Chilean registry CC-CKD, was destroyed when it descended into mountainous terrain shortly after taking off from a helipad in Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile. The Chilean certificated commercial pilot incurred minor injuries. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was conducted under Chilean flight regulations.

MOST LIKELY CAUSE OF ACCIDENT
Operational error on the part of the pilot in command, by not maintaining vertical separation with the ground, due to the distraction caused by the fixation of the searchlight control switch, inadvertently impacting the ground.

Sources:

NTSB id 20081022X01147
https://www.dgac.gob.cl/wp-content/uploads/portalweb/rest-portalweb/jcr/repository/collaboration/sites%20content/live/dgac/documents/1495.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-May-2020 07:26 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
10-May-2020 07:27 harro Updated [Location, Narrative, Accident report, ]
10-May-2020 07:36 harro Updated [Operator, Accident report, ]

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