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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200700
Last updated: 4 September 2021
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Time:c. 08:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Helicópteros de Guatemala
Registration: TG-WAB
MSN: 2065
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla -   Guatemala
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Finca del Ingenio Santa Ana
Destination airport:Finca del Ingenio Santa Ana
Investigating agency: SVIA Guatemala
The helicopter was engaged in aerial application flights on the sugar cane plantation at the Finca del Ingenio Santa Ana in Guatemala when it impacted terrain.

The aircraft was available, equipped and maintained according to schedule. The boarding documents such as the Certificate of Airworthiness, Certificate of Registration and copy of the insurance of the aircraft were on board. There was no evidence of defect, failure or malfunction of the aircraft or any of its systems that could have contributed to the accident. In the aircraft's fuel tanks, despite very little fuel in the tanks, the fuel was not found to be contaminated and was recommended by the manufacturer. The helicopter was in optimal maintenance condition and certified for flight. Taking into account the negligence of the flight dispatch, this accident is considered to be of the Operational Type.


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

Revision history:

29-Oct-2017 20:20 harro Added
13-Apr-2020 09:13 harro Updated [Operator, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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