NTSB Identification: SEA05WA204
Accident occurred Thursday, June 23, 2005 in Yangyang, Korea, Republic Of
Aircraft: Bell 204B-1, registration:
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

On June 23, 2005, approximately 1140 Korean standard time, a Bell 204B-1 helicopter, HL-9136, was destroyed after impacting an object following a loss of power and a forced landing near Yangyang, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea. The aircraft, which was being operated by Helikorea, had departed a local staging area earlier and was being operated in visual meteorological conditions.

According to the Republic of Korea's Aircraft Accident Investigation Division, while performing external load operations the helicopter experienced an engine surge followed by a loss of power. During the emergency landing sequence the helicopter impacted a vehicle.

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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