NTSB Identification: SEA05WA160
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 2005 in Jeonnam, Korea, Republic Of
Aircraft: Bell 206L4, registration:
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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

On July 30, 2005, approximately 1140 Korean standard time, a Bell 206L4, HL9163, impacted the surface of a river near the town of Jeonnam, South Korea. One of the occupants received serious injuries and the other occupant received minor injuries. The aircraft, which was being operated by Korean Bell Helicopter Company, sustained substantial damage. The helicopter, which had departed a local staging area a few minutes earlier, was being operated in visual meteorological conditions.

According to the Republic of Korea's Aircraft Accident Investigation Division, the helicopter was seen departing a local staging area near Jeonnam for the purpose of conducting aerial application activities. A few minutes later it was observed descending rapidly into a nearby river.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of the Republic of Korea, and any further information pertaining to this event may be obtained from:

Aircraft Accident Investigation Division
Civil Aviation Bureau
Ministry of Transportation
1, Jungang-dong, Kwachun-city
Kyungki-do, 427-760
Republic of Korea
Telephone: (822) 504-9131

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