NTSB Identification: WAS02WA005
Accident occurred Thursday, October 11, 2001 in COPIAPO, Chile
Aircraft: Bell 407, registration:
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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

On October 11, 2001,at 1726 eastern standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, Chilean registration CC-PBZ, was substantially damaged during a hard landing following a loss of power while in cruise flight at 2,000 feet agl, near Copiapo, Chile. The commercial pilot and the 3 passengers were not injured. The helicopter was owned and operated by the pilot. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight for which a VFR flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from Las Erena at 1556.

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

Republica de Chile
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil
Departamento de Seguridad de Vuelo
Avenida Miguel Claro #1314
Providencia, Santiago de Chile
Chile

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

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