NTSB Identification: ERA12WA155
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in Montana Auyantepui, Venezuela
Aircraft: BELL 206, registration:
Injuries: 5 Fatal.

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

On January 18, 2012, about 1715 universal coordinated time, a Bell 206 L-4 helicopter, Venezuelan registration YV1985, was destroyed when it collided with a mountain during a sightseeing flight near Montaña Auyantepui, Parque Nacional Canaima, in the State of Bolívar, Venezuela. Precipitation was noted near the accident location. The flight originated at the Aeródrome de Luepa (SVLP), in the State of Bolívar, Venezuela, with a destination of Uonquen Airport (SVUQ), Uon Quen, Venezuela. The pilot and four passengers were fatally injured.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Venezuela. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Junta Investigadora de Accidentes de Aviación Civil
Ministerio del Poder Popular para Transporte Acuático y Aéreo
Av. Francisco de Miranda
Torre MTC, Piso-20
Caracas, Venezuela
Telephone: (+58 212) 2014200

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

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