NTSB Identification: LAX08WA133
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 12, 2008 in Foasi, PNG, Indonesia
Aircraft: BELL 206L1, registration:
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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

On February 12, 2008, a Bell 206L1, registration P2-IHI, serial number 45723, collided with terrain in southern Indonesia. Islands Nationair was operating the helicopter under the provisions of the Indonesian civilian aviation regulations. Both pilots sustained serious injuries.

Investigators reported that the aircraft was crumpled and sitting over on its side. Witnesses reported that the helicopter just plummeted to the ground at a very low level. They believed that the approach was irregular compared to previous or normal approaches. The pilot reported that after noticing indicators decaying or going down, he tried to increase power, but to no avail.

The accident is under the jurisdiction of, and is being investigated by, the National Transportation Safety Committee. Further information can be obtained from:

National Transportation Safety Committee
Gedung Karsa, 2nd Floor
Department of Transport
Merdeka Barat No. 8
Jakarta 10110

Phone: 62 21 350 5137
Fax: 62 21 350 5139

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