NTSB Identification: DFW05WA014
Accident occurred Saturday, September 25, 2004 in San Felipe, Chile
Aircraft: Garlick UH-1H, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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

On September 25, 2004, at approximately 1700 central daylight time, a Garlick UH-1H helicopter, Chilean registration CC-CNJ, was destroyed upon impact with terrain following a loss of control while maneuvering near San Felipe, Republic of Chile. The commercial pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter, Bell serial number 5146 (65-10101), was registered to and operated by LASSA of Santiago, Chile. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the ferry flight for which a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Copiapo', Chile approximately 35 minutes earlier.

Aeronautical authorities evaluated the damage to the helicopter. They reported that a post impact fire destroyed the helicopter. They further reported that the tail rotor blades were shipped to the manufacturer for further examination.

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
Department de Seguridad de Vuelo
Avenida Miguel Claro #1314
Providencia, Santiago de 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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