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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44540
Last updated: 15 March 2020
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Type:Schweizer 269D
Owner/operator:Waldemar Castro
Registration: N4767
C/n / msn: 0037A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:La Romana, (MDPC)
Destination airport:San Juan, PR (SIG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The accident helicopter departed La Romana, the Dominican Republic, about 1850, on March 28, 2005, en route to Puerto Rico and it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 2030. On March 28, 2005, U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue assets found debris floating in the Mona Passage, in the Atlantic Ocean, which the pilot's son later positively identified as belonging to his father. Records indicated that the accident pilot held an FAA private pilot certificate with a rotorcraft-helicopter rating. At his last application for an FAA third class medical certificate on August 10, 2004, he reported having accumulated 1,290 hours of total flight experience. He did not possess an instrument rating.

Probable Cause: An inflight collision with the ocean for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Dec-2017 07:59 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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