NTSB Identification: DCA08RA079
Accident occurred Saturday, July 19, 2008 in Gapyeong, Korea, Republic Of
Aircraft: Sikorsky S92A, registration:
Injuries: 2 Serious,14 Minor.

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

At approximately 5:00 PM local time, Gapyeong, Republic of Korea, a Korean registered Sikorsky S-92A helicopter, Korean registration HL9292, S/N 920020, operated by Times Aerospace, collided with trees and other ground obstacles while attempting a landing on a nearby helipad. The helicopter was consumed by a post crash fire. Of the 16 persons on board, 2 persons suffered serious injuries and 14 suffered minor injuries.

The Korean Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board (ARAIB) is investigating, and under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 the NTSB launched a U.S. Accredited Representative along with a specialist in helicopter operations to assist the ARAIB with their investigation. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, and General Electric also traveled as Technical Advisors.

All inquiries for information on this accident should be directed to:

Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board
281, Gonghang-Dong
Gangseo-gu, Seoul
Republic of Korea 157-815

Website: http://www.araib.go.kr

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