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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173238
Last updated: 24 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Astro
Registration: PT-YLF
C/n / msn: 0384
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fazenda Leda, Campina do Monte Alegre, São Paulo -   Brazil
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Fazenda Leda, Campina do Monte Alegre, SP
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
The Robinson R44 crashed after colliding with power cables during takeoff in Campina do Monte Alegre, São Paulo, Brazil. The pilot died and the other two occupants were seriously injured. According to a rough translation into English of the official ANAC Brazil accident report summary:

"19 MAY - Private - Robinson 44 - PT-YLF

The helicopter took off from Fazenda Leda, in the municipality of Campina do Monte Alegre, São Paulo, this takeoff was carried out at low altitude, colliding 200 metres ahead with a lightning rod from a high voltage line, and ending by falling into a swamp. The pilot died at the scene and the two other occupants suffered serious injuries. The aircraft was a total loss."



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

24-Jan-2015 09:04 junior sjc Added
21-Apr-2015 17:50 junior sjc Updated [Source]
03-Dec-2016 15:12 junior sjc Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2018 00:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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