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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144109
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Time:08:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Servicios Agropecuarios Nacionales, S. A.
Registration: TG-SAN
MSN: 2936
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Rio Dulce, Guatemala -   Guatemala
Phase: En route
Departure airport:finca de Ixpanpajul
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora International Airport (MGGT)
Investigating agency: SVIA Guatemala
A Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances near Rio Dulce causing serious injuries to the three persons on board.
An Air Force Bell UH-1H that was sent to rescue the survivors of the accident crashed, killing all ten aboard.

Fuel not recommended for use in this type of engine (Rolls Royce 250-C20), and flying in the rain can shut down the combustion chamber and consequently the engine.
Situational disorientation and/or loss of control when performing Auto-rotation, causing the damage described above.
Therefore, the accident is framed as an operational failure, because it leaves evidence of having served unsuitable fuel.


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

Revision history:

29-Feb-2012 00:40 harro Added
29-Feb-2012 06:29 Anon. Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Narrative]
29-Feb-2012 07:18 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2020 16:31 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2020 16:34 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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