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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30773
Last updated: 26 December 2019
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Time:17:00 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H
Registration: CC-CNJ
C/n / msn: 5146
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:San Felipe -   Chile
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Copiapo, Chile
Destination airport:
On September 25, 2004, at approximately 17:00 central daylight time, a Garlick UH-1H helicopter, Cilean registration CC-CNJ, was destroyed upon impact with terrain following a loss of control while maneuvering, near San Felipe, Republic of Chile.

The commercial pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter, Bell serial number 5146 (ex-65-10101), was registered to and operated by LASSA of Santiago, Chile.

Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the ferry flight for which a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Copiapo', Chile approximately 35 minutes earlier.

Aeronautical authorities evaluated the damage to the helicopter. They reported that a post impact fire destroyed the helicopter. They further reported that the tail rotor blades were shipped to the manufacturer for further examination.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Jan-2012 19:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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