NTSB Identification: WAS03WA002
Accident occurred Thursday, November 21, 2002 in Hanla Mountain, Korea, Republic Of
Aircraft: Bell 214B1, registration:
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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

On November 19, 2002, at 1444 local time (0544 universal coordinated time - UTC), a Bell-214B1, HL-9132, serial no. 28044, operated by Heli Korea, Ltd., crashed on Hanla Mountain, at approximately 1,700 meters mean sea level (msl). The helicopter was involved in cargo delivery, and on approach for landing, the 2-person crew encountered a described severe downwash. A forced landing was made and a main rotor blade struck the ground. The helicopter sustained substantial damage, including to the main rotor, transmission, and drive system. The copilot sustained minor injury.

The Korean Accident Investigation Board dispatched four investigators to the crash site, and invited the aircraft manufacturer, Bell Helicopter, to assist.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Kim Manju
Accident Investigation Board
Republic of Korea
tel. +82 2 504 7402 or 03 / fax 504 1672

US Accredited Representative:

Thomas R. Conroy
Air Safety Investigator
Office of Aviation Safety
Regional Operations and General Aviation Division
490 L’Enfant Plaza East, SW
Washington, DC 20594
202 314-6314

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