NTSB Identification: FTW97RA314
Accident occurred Friday, August 15, 1997 in CUERNAVACA, Mexico
Aircraft: Bell 412HP, registration:
Injuries: 8 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On August 15, 1997, at 1040 central daylight time, a Bell 412HP helicopter, Mexican registration XCPFI, was destroyed upon impact with single family residences while maneuvering near Cuernavaca, State of Morelos, in the Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot, his co-pilot and the 6 passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was owned by Servicios Aereos del Centro S.A.(SACSA), and being operated by the Policia Federal de Caminos (PFC) as a public use executive transport flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight. The flight boarded the 6 passengers and departed from a helipad operated by State of Morelos at Cuernavaca approximately 20 minutes prior to the accident.

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

Subsecretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC) Providencia 807- Cuarto Piso Colonia del Valle 03100 Mexico, D.F.

This report is informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Government of Mexico.

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