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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44322
Last updated: 24 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H
Owner/operator:Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE)
Registration: N3140U
C/n / msn: 71-20310
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pisa Flores -   Mexico
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
On September 26, 2005, at 1345 central daylight time, a single-engine Bell UH-1H Helicopter, N3140U, was destroyed upon impact with terrain while maneuvering near Pisa Flores, State of Hidalgo, in the Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot was fatally injured and the copilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was being operated by the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in support of fire control operations near Pisa Flores. Visual meteorological condition prevailed throughout the area for the public-use fire fighting suppression flight. A visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed for the local flight. The time and point of departure for the flight are unknown.

According to the local authorities, the helicopter crashed while performing sling load operations near the Guadalupe Mountains.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the Republic of Mexico. Any further information may be obtained from:

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC)
Providencia 807, Cuarto Piso
Colonia del Valle, Codigo Postal 03100
Mexico, D.F.

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



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
01-Jun-2010 06:52 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Dec-2019 18:00 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]

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