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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169378
Last updated: 1 July 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III
Registration: HK-4871
MSN: 51091
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Área rural de Municipio de Buriticá, Departamento de Antioquia -   Colombia
Phase: Approach
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:Aeropuerto Olaya Herrera
Destination airport:Medellin
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
In transit after an underslung load mission. Net struck tail rotor. Due to hostile terrain aircraft was not able to successfully autorotate without significant damage.

Probable cause
Displacement of the cargo net hanging from the cargo hook that hit the helicopter's tail rotor by pulling the gearbox with its entire assembly.
Contributing Factors
- Failure to implement training of ground and flight personnel especially with regard to safety measures for loading material and use of cargo hook.


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

Revision history:

30-Aug-2014 18:06 Aerosurance Added
26-Sep-2016 20:03 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
12-Jul-2020 09:46 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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