NTSB Identification: FTW02WA210
Accident occurred Saturday, July 13, 2002 in Bavaro, Dominican Republic
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration:
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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

On July 13, 2002, at 1340 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, Dominican Republic registration HI-757CA, was substantially damaged during a hard landing while landing at a heliport near Bavaro, Higuey, in the Dominican Republic. The commercial pilot and his passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter, serial number 0451, was owned and operated by Helicopteros del Caribe, S.A., of Santo Domingo. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area for the business flight for which a flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Punta Cana Airport at 1310.

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

Presidencia de la Republica Dominicana
Secretaria Administrativa de la Presidencia
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC)
Edificio de Oficinas Gubernamentales
Avenida Mexico Esq. Dr. Delgado
Bloque "A", Segundo Piso
Apartado Postal 1180
Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

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

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