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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153279
Last updated: 17 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Registration: HK-2887
MSN: 3335
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Caldono -   Colombia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Popayán
Destination airport:Caldono
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Hard landing after loss of tail rotor effectiveness. The helicopter was chartered to fly three army officials between bases.

The investigation determined that this was due to an inadvertent tailwind in the last third of the final approach, causing the "loss of effectiveness of the tail rotor", by a sudden change in wind direction (critical wind area) causing it to lose directional control, generating a 360° turn to the right and vertical descent, being 30 feet above the ground with speed below 13 knots below the effective translational lift), ending with the impact of the aircraft against the ground.


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


Revision history:

15-Feb-2013 00:50 harro Added
15-Feb-2013 00:51 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code]
15-Feb-2013 11:17 Black Typhoon Updated [Operator]
10-Jul-2020 06:45 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Source]
10-Jul-2020 07:22 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
10-Jul-2020 09:36 harro Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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