On March 10, 1994, about 1530 central standard time, a Bell 206BIII, N5239Y, registered to Bell Helicopter and operated by Divesa, Toncontin, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, crashed while attempting a precautionary landing to avoid weather. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and it is unknown if a flight plan was filed. The helicopter was substantially damaged, and the pilot sustained serious injuries. The flight originated at Trujillo Airport, Honduras, about 1 hour 30 minutes earlier.

The Bell Helicopter representative on scene stated the pilot was selecting a secondary landing site when his tail rotor struck a cable and the main rotor hit at least three power posts.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Honduran Aviation Authorities. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics Tegucigalpa Airport P.O. Box 30145 Tegucigalpa, D.C., Honduras, C.A. Telephone: 504-33-1115

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

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