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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45093
Last updated: 4 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
Owner/operator:Helicopteros de Guatemala
Registration: TG-HDG
MSN: 51561
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Solola -   Guatemala
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Guatemala City
Destination airport:Panajachel
On September 1, 2003, at 1730 central daylight time, a Bell 206L-3 helicopter, Guatemalan registration TG-HDG, was destroyed when it impacted terrain following an in-flight encounter with weather while maneuvering near Solola, in the Republic of Guatemala. The commercial pilot and 3 of his passengers were fatally injured, and two passengers escaped with serious injuries. The helicopter, serial number 51561, was owned and operated by Helicopteros de Guatemala S.A., of Guatemala City, Guatemala. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed in the vicinity of the accident at the time of the accident. The on-demand air taxi flight originated from Guatemala City at approximately 1630 local, with the tourist community of Panajechel, as its intended destination.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the Republic of Guatemala. Further information may be obtained from:

Republica de Guatemala
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Aeropuerto Internacional "La Aurora"
Zona 13
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Centro America

This report is for informational purposes only and contains information released by, or obtained from the DGAC of the Republic of Guatemala. CAUSE:


Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2020 17:02 TB Updated [Cn, Narrative]

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