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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193012
Last updated: 28 March 2020
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Date:22-JAN-2017
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:WSFly
Registration: PP-MAM
C/n / msn: 0467
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rio Turvo, Minas Gerais -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Photo/air-to-air
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter was performing scenic tours along a river area near Minas Gerais. Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter crashed into the river in front of a number of spectators. All four occupants survived the crash with only minor injuries.

Helicopters have low rotor RPM warning systems alarm : In the video the alarm RPM is heard several times. The pilot did not react, and the aircraft descended into the ground.

Sources:

http://www.em.com.br/app/noticia/gerais/2017/01/22/interna_gerais,841612/helicoptero-cai-nas-aguas-do-rio-turvo-em-capitolio.shtml
http://www.passosnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5213:helicoptero-cai-no-turvo-e-deixa-quatro-feridos&catid=35:policia&Itemid=70


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2017 09:53 gerard57 Added
23-Jan-2017 09:54 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Embed code]
25-Jan-2017 20:14 flyflyfly Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Jan-2017 07:42 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
28-Jan-2017 16:17 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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