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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70480
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Date:11-DEC-2009
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Platinum Helicopteros
Registration: CC-CIJ
MSN: 2534
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Río Blanco , comuna de Los Andes , Región de Valparaiso -   Chile
Phase: Unknown
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Narrative:
Aircraft lost control, possibly due to tail rotor malfunction or loss of T/R effectiveness, and crashed into the Anconcagua River.

ACCIDENT CAUSE
The most likely cause of the accident was the loss of directional control of the aircraft due to the loss of tail rotor functionality when it collided with the steel cable (sling) , which was hanging from the helicopter.

Sources:

http://www.radiobiobio.cl/2009/12/11/helicoptero-cae-en-los-andes-dejando-al-piloto-con-lesiones/
http://www.13.cl/noticias/regiones/10645.htm (Photo of helicopter in river) .
https://www.dgac.gob.cl/wp-content/uploads/portalweb/rest-portalweb/jcr/repository/collaboration/sites%20content/live/dgac/categories/accidentes/investigacion/informestecnicos2009/documents/1540-20150504.pdf
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/b206.php

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Dec-2009 04:14 Anon. Added
10-Feb-2018 18:09 TB Updated [Source]
10-Feb-2018 18:10 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
10-Feb-2018 18:13 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
10-May-2020 07:36 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-May-2020 07:38 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Nature, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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