NTSB Identification: NYC08WA064.
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Accident occurred Thursday, December 13, 2007 in Curaray-Loreto, Peru
Aircraft: Bell 204B, registration:
Injuries: 5 Serious.

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

On December 18, 2007, at 1436 coordinated universal time, a Bell 204B, OB-1866, was destroyed during initial climb from an oil exploration camp near Curaray-Loreto, Peru, 216 miles northwest of Iquitos, Peru. The pilot, one crewmember, and three passengers were seriously injured.

According to the Comision de Investigacion de Accidentes de Aviacion (CIAA), during initial climb the helicopter started a right turn. Approximately 300 feet above ground level it began to descend and impacted trees and terrain in a nose down attitude.

This investigation is under jurisdiction of the CIAA. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

CIAA
1203 Zorritos Avenue
Lima, Peru

This report is for informational purposes and contains only information released by the Government of Peru.

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