On May 18, 2001, at 2330 UTC, a Bell 407 helicopter, Philippine registration RP-C2345, was destroyed during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Puerto Princesa, in the Palawan Islands, in the Republic of the Philippines. The commercial pilot, the flight mechanic, and the 4 passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was owned and operated by JAKA Transportation of Manila, Philippines. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the unscheduled air taxi flight. The accident flight originated from the Saint Vincent Airport approximately 30 minutes prior to the accident.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of Government of the Republic of the Philippines. Any further information may be obtained from:

Republic of the Philippines
Department of Transportation and Communications
MIA Road corner with Ninoy Aquino Avenue
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Philippines 1301

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

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