NTSB Identification: ERA11WA215
Accident occurred Thursday, March 24, 2011 in San Clemente, Chile
Aircraft: BELL 205, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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

On March 24, 2011, at 2230 universal coordinated time, a Bell 205A-1 helicopter, Chilean registration CC-CID, was destroyed when it experienced a tail rotor malfunction, and impacted terrain in San Clemente, Chile. The pilot was fatally injured and one crew member sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that was conducting fire fighting operations under Chilean flight regulations.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Chile. Further information may be obtained from:

Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics
Chile Elena Blanco # 1050
Providencia, Chile 7500000
Telephone: 011 56 02 410 7399
Fax: 011 56 02 410 7632

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

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