NTSB Identification: WAS02WA001
Accident occurred Sunday, October 07, 2001 in LOS CABOS, Mexico
Aircraft: Bell 412HP, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

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

On October 7, 2001, at 0945 pacific daylight time, a Canadian built Bell 412HP helicopter, Mexican registration XA-SPZ, was destroyed upon impact with terrain and trees near Los Cabos, State of Baja California Sur, in the Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot and the two passengers aboard the helicopter were fatally injured. The helicopter was owned by Air Logistics iNC., of New Iberia, Louisiana, and was being operated by Heliservicios de Campeche S.A., of Campeche, Mexico. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area for the "long line" external load flight for which a company VFR flight was filed. The local flight originated from the Los Cabos International Airport, approximately 30 minutes prior to the accident.

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

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC)
Providencia 807, Cuarto Piso
Colonia del Valle, Codigo Postal 03100
Mexico, D.F.

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

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