NTSB Identification: ERA11WA472
Accident occurred Friday, August 19, 2011 in
Aircraft: AGUSTA AW139, registration:
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

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

On August 19, 2011, at 1948 coordinated universal time (16:48 local time), an Agusta, AW139, helicopter, Brazilian registration PT-SEK, impacted into the Atlantic Ocean, near an oil rig, identifier P-65, the helicopter sank in waters with a recorded floor depth of 100 meters (328 feet). The 2 person flight crew and 2 passengers have not been located and are presumed killed. The flight had just departed P-65 and was en route to Macae Municipality, Rio de Janerio, Brazil, at the time of the accident.

The investigation is under the direction of the Government of Brazil.

For further information contact:

Aeronautical Accident Prevention and Investigation Center
Investigative Division
SHIS-QI 05-VI COMAR
Brasilia-DF, Brazil 71.615-600
Tel: (55-61) 3364-8812
Email: dipaa.spai@cenipa.aer.mil.br

This report is for informational purposes, and only contains information released by the government of Brazil.

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