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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 259312
Last updated: 8 May 2021
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Time:17:20 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350BA Ecureuil
Registration: PT-YSW
MSN: 2795
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Goiânia, GO -   Brazil
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Porteirão, GO
Destination airport:Goiânia-Aeródromo Nacional de Aviação Airport, GO (SWNV)
Investigating agency: CENIPA
The helicopter took off from an unregistered location in the municipality of Porteirão. During the final approach for landing on SWNV, approximately three miles from the runway, the aircraft collided with a black-headed vulture (Coragyps atratus).
The pilot made a precautionary landing to check the condition of the aircraft and, after evaluating the conditions, proceeded to the destination.
The aircraft had minor damage. The pilot suffered minor injuries and the passengers left unharmed.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

11 Dec 2012 PT-YSW Reg. Orca Construction 0 Goiânia, GO sub


Revision history:

08-May-2021 09:12 harro Added
08-May-2021 09:13 harro Updated [Location, Category]
08-May-2021 09:17 harro Updated [Nature]

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