NTSB Identification: IAD01WA025
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 02, 2001 in Mussoorie, India
Aircraft: Bell 206L4, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal,2 Serious.

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

On January 2, 2001, a Bell 206L4, registration YTSPA, crashed in mountainous terrain near Mussoorie, India. The helicopter was operated by Span Air. The weather was described as "poor." The pilot and 2 of the 4 passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was being operated under the regulations of the Civil Aviation Authority, India.

The Director General, Civil Aviation, India, has requested assistance from Rolls Royce, and an aircraft engine investigator is scheduling to depart from Indianapolis, to assist on site.

For further information, please contact:

Director General A. K. Chopra
Civil Aviation Authority, India
fax 91 11 469 0321

U.S. Accredited Representative:

Thomas R. Conroy
Air Safety Investigator
National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Aviation Safety
Regional Operations and General Aviation Division, AS-20
Washington, D.C. 20594
202 314-6314
fax -6329

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