NTSB Identification: FTW00RA156
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 13, 1999 in QUETZALTENANGO, Guatemala
Aircraft: Bell 206L-1, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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

On October 13, 1999, at 1030 central standard time, a Bell 206L-1 helicopter, Guatemalan registration TG-AMA, was substantially damaged following a loss of control while hovering near Quetzaltenango, in the Republic of Guatemala. The Guatemalan commercial pilot and his American passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was owned and operated by a private individual. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight for which a flight plan was not filed.

Local authorities reported that the wreckage of the helicopter was recovered to a secured location at the La Aurora International Airport, in Guatemala City for further examination and documentation.

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

Republica de Guatemala Direccion General de Aviacion Civil Aeropuerto Internacional "La Aurora" Zona 13 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala Centro America

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

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