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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87451
Last updated: 13 September 2019
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Date:09-JAN-2011
Time:07:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B427 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 427
Owner/operator:Air Caribbean Transport
Registration: N926MF
C/n / msn: 56027
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Amor de Dios, Villa Mella -   Dominican Republic
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Higuero/La Isabela-Dr. Joaqu璯 Balaguer Airport (JBQ/MDJB)
Destination airport:Casa de Campo, La Romana
Investigating agency: CIAA
Narrative:
Crash-landed due to loss of control after bird (Mallard) striking the tail rotor.

Cause:
The tail rotor was impacted by two types of migratory birds (ducks of the 聲ade Real and 聲ade Friso), producing a high frequency vibration and a subsequent loss of effectiveness in the tail rotor, which caused the crew to lose control of the aircraft without the possibility that they could recover, due to the low height (approximately 600 feet) and the vegetation of the area in which they were flying.

Sources:

https://elnuevodiario.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=227256

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jan-2011 12:47 gerard57 Added
09-Jan-2011 13:14 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
09-Apr-2011 04:36 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2011 04:38 TB Updated [Damage]
02-Dec-2012 14:07 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2012 14:10 TB Updated [Time, Source]
04-Jan-2018 18:43 harro Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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