Accident Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri PP-MJV, 23 Jan 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153889
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EC20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
Registration: PP-MJV
MSN: 1088
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Angra dos Reis, RJ -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Angra dos Reis, RJ
Destination airport:Sao Jose dos Campos, SP
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Aircraft took-off about 11:15 (brazilian time) from helipoint Vila Velha in Angra dos Reis (RJ) (SIRX) destintacion helipoint CL in Sao Jose dos Campos (SP) (SDKI). The aircraft collided with terrain at Serra do Mar.
Despite search efforts, helicopter remains (debris) were found 18 months after the accident.

CENIPA's investigation found probable meteorological conditions could have influenced in the accident, since it was probable visibility limitations were present in the intended flight path. They also found probable the pilot didn't plan the flight adequately, specially regarding in-route alternatives in case of unforseen adverse met-conditions.

Sources: (brazilian portuguese)

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

Revision history:

08-Mar-2013 12:41 TB Added
09-Mar-2013 14:27 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
20-Jan-2019 16:08 Eugenio Grigorjev Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2019 16:09 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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