NTSB Identification: NYC08WA256
Accident occurred Saturday, July 19, 2008 in Cusco, Peru
Aircraft: Sikorsky S-61N, registration: N91158
Injuries: 13 Uninjured.

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

On July 19, 2008, about 1414 universal coordinated time, a Sikorsky S-61N helicopter, N91158, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in a jungle area, near Cusco, Peru. The 2 flight crew members and 11 passengers were not injured. Meteorological conditions at the time of the local flight were unknown.

According to information released by the Peruvian government, the helicopter was on final approach to land at a helipad, when the pilot felt a sudden decrease in engine torque and rpm. The helicopter was not able to reach the helipad, and the pilot performed an emergency landing to uneven terrain.

The accident occurred in the vicinity of 11 degrees, 52 minutes south latitude, 71 degrees, 54 minutes west longitude.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Comision de Investigacion de Accidentes de Aviacion (CIAA). Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil
12003 Avenida Jiron Zorritos
Lima, Peru

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

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