NTSB Identification: DFW07WA062
Accident occurred Thursday, January 25, 2007 in Panama City, Panama
Aircraft: Hiller UH-12B, registration: N727JR
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 January 25, 2007, at 1520 central standard time, a single-engine Hiller UH-12B helicopter, N727JR, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during initial takeoff climb from the Marcos A. Gelabert-Albrook Airport (MPMG), near Panama City, in the Republic of Panama. The airline transport rated pilot was seriously injured and his passenger received minor injuries. The 1953 vintage helicopter, serial number 571, was owned and operated by Jet Lease Corporation of Miami, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

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

Jefatura de la Unidad de Prevencion e Investigacion de Accidentes
Autoridad Aeronautica Civil (AAC)
Aeropuerto Marcos A. Gelabert-Albrook
Via Diogenes de la Rosa, Edificio 805
Apartado 7501 o 7615
Panama 5,
Republica de Panama

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the AAC of Panama.

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