On June 9, 1995, about 1510 Atlantic standard time, a Robinson R22, LV-RBD, registered to Guillermo F. Maldonado, operating as a 14 CFR Part 91 demonstration flight, experienced a reported total loss of engine power in cruise flight in the vicinity of Don-Torcuato, Argentina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a VFR flight plan was filed. The pilot made a forced landing in a swampy area, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage during the landing sequence. The private pilot and one passenger were not injured. The helicopter departed from Don-Torcuato, Argentina, at an undetermined time.

Examination of the helicopter by the Junta de Investigaciones Accidentes Aviation Civil (JIAAC) revealed a defective bearing in the transmission. JIAAC requested the NTSB to assist in conducting an analysis of the defective component.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Argentina. Any further information may be obtained from:

Junta de Investigaciones de Accidentes Edif. Condor Comodoro Zanni 250 Piso 4, Off. 473 1104 Buenas Aires, Argentina Telephone: 011-541-315-2222

This report is for information purposes only and contains information released by the government of Argentina.

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