On November 28, 1999, at 1012 hours local time, a Hiller UH-12E, Taiwan registration B31007, descended into a river near Kaohslung, Taiwan, during an aerial application flight. The helicopter was operated by Emerald Pacific Airlines of Tai Chung, Taiwan, and was destroyed in the accident sequence. The commercial pilot sustained fatal injuries and a flight mechanic sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The local area flight originated from the Gchi Shan airport at 0630 local time.

The accident is under investigation by the government of Taiwan. Information can be obtained from:

ASC 16th Floor, 99 Fu-Hsing North Road Taipei 105, Taiwan Republic of China

Telephone 886 2 2547-5200

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