NTSB Identification: FTW99WA109A
Accident occurred Sunday, April 04, 1999 in MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Aircraft: Bell UH1-B, registration: N64CC
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.
The foreign authority was the source of this information.
On April 4, 1999, at 1820 central standard time, a Bell UH1-B helicopter, N64CC, while standing on the ramp with idle rotors was struck by a Bell UH1-B helicopter, N123SJ, maneuvering for landing at the Benito Jauavez International Airport, Mexico City, Mexico. The helicopters were owned and operated by San Joaquin Helicopter, Inc., Delano, California, as public use aircraft under CFR Part 91. The aircraft were under contract with Helicopters y Vehiculos Aereos Nacionales S.A. de C.V. for several months during the fire season in Mexico. The commercial pilot, flying N64CC, and his sole passenger were not injured. The airline transport rated pilot, flying N123SJ, and his two passengers were not injured. N64CC sustained substantial damage, and N123SJ was destroyed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross country repositioning flight that originally departed Delano, California, for Mexico City. The last refueling departure point was Culiacan, Mexico. Full narrative available
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