NTSB Identification: ENG02WA013
Incident occurred Monday, February 18, 2002 in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Aircraft: Bell 206L3, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

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

On February 18, 2002, about 1730 local time, a Bell 206-L3, 9M-KAS, serial No. 51601, operated by Kenari Air, crashed in forested and swampy terrain near Beluru, Sarawak, Malaysia. The helicopter was operating on an EMS flight and the passenger was fatally injured. There were reported injuries to the pilot and the two others on board. The helicopter has been recovered. The aircraft was operating in unspecified flight conditions under the authority of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Malaysia. Initial reports indicate that the pilot reported an unspecified engine problem. DCA, Malaysia, requested investigative assistance from Rolls-Royce Corporation, and an investigator, serving as an advisor to the U.S. Accredited Representative, departed Indianapolis, Indiana, February 21, 2001.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Malaysia. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Chief Inspector of Air Accidents
Ministry of Transport
Department of Civil Aviation
Level 1, 2, 3, Block D5
Federal Government Administrative Centre
62502 Putrajaya

Tel.: (60) 3-8886 6000
Fax: (60) 3-8889 1504 / 8889 1541
Telex: PENAWA MA 30128

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the government of Malaysia.

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