NTSB Identification: CEN09WA370
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 08, 2009 in Cubiri, Mexico
Aircraft: EUROCOPTER AS350B2, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

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

On April 8, 2009 at approximately 0800 pacific daylight time a Eurocopter single engine helicopter crashed in mountainous terrain after departing from the Culiacan International Airport, Sinaloa, Mexico. The mission was to take aerial photographs. Several hours later, the helicopter wreckage was located near the town of Cubiri near the highest mountain in the area. The pilot and the two passengers were killed and the helicopter was destroyed.

The helicopter engine was secured and sent to Turbomeca Engines facility in Grand Prairie, Texas for further examination.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Mexico. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Mexico. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT)
Direccion General de Aeronutica Civil (DGAC)
Col. san Juan de Arrgon, 3-seccion
Del. Venustiano Carrabza
Mexico, D.F, Mexico c.p. 15620
Telephone: 55-2598-0138

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