NTSB Identification: ERA09WA167
Accident occurred Sunday, February 15, 2009 in Chanco, Chile
Aircraft: BELL UH-1H, registration:
Injuries: 13 Fatal.

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

On February 15, 2009, at 1547 local time, a Bell Helicopter UH-1H, Chilean registration CC-CBW, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Chanco, Chile. The pilot and 12 passengers were fatally injured. The flight was conducted under Chilean flight regulations.

The pilot was transporting firefighters to assist in fighting a forest fire, when the helicopter impacted a mountain.

This investigation is under jurisdiction of the Government of Chile. For further information contact:

Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil
Departamento Prevencion de Accidentes
Elena Blanco 1050, Providencia
Santiago, Chile
Telephone: 011 56 02 4392626

This report is for informational purposes only and contains information released by, or obtained from, the Government of Chile.

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