On September 5, 2001, at 1600 coordinated universal time, a Bell Helicopter TH-1F, N8123H, registered to the Conair Jet Sales, Inc., ditched into the ocean shortly after takeoff from the Puerto Plata Airport, in Dominican Republic. The helicopter was operated by the commercial pilot under foreign flight rules. The pilot was not injured and the helicopter sank into 1500 meters of water.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of the Dominican Republic. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Presidencia De La Republica Dominicana
Secretaria Administrativa De La Presidencia
Direccion General De Aeronautica Civil

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Dominican Republic.

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