NTSB Identification: DCA08WA059
Accident occurred Friday, May 09, 2008 in Muanda, Congo
Aircraft: Bell 206 L-1, registration: N5014V
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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

On May 9, 2008. about 0645 UTC, N5014V, Bell 206 L-1, operated by Petroleum Helicopters Inc., collided with water near Muanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The helicopter was repositioning between tanker ships when the collision occurred. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The helicopter is presumed to be destroyed and is submerged in 2500-meter deep water..

The DRC Civil Aviation Authority is conducting an investigation. The US Accredited Representative is Dennis Jones, NTSB, Washington, D.C.

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