NTSB Identification: MIA98WA259
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 29, 1998 in BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Aircraft: Robinson R22B, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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

On September 29, 1998, about 1530 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R22B helicopter, Argentina registration LQ-BJP, operated by Policia Pcia Bs As, crashed into the ground after an in-flight separation of the tail section near Buenos Aires, Argentina. Visual meteorological conditions were reported in the area and no flight plan was filed. The commercial-rated pilot, received fatal injuries. The flight departed from Claypole, Argentina, at an unknown time.

The flight was supporting a ground mission and was at an altitude of 300 to 450 feet above the ground when the tail section of the helicopter separated in flight. The helicopter then fell to the ground and was spread over an area of about 510 feet.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Argentina. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Junta De Investigacion De Accidentes De Av. Civil Government of Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina Telephone: 011-541-381-6333 Facsimile: 011-541-381-6333

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Government of Argentina. The Government of Argentina has requested that the parts of the helicopter be examined at the NTSB's Materials Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

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