WAS02WA007
WAS02WA007

On November 27, 2001, at 0945 central standard time, a Bell UH-1H helicopter, military registration 66-16590, was destroyed upon impact with terrain following a loss of control while in cruise flight near El Limon, Department of Morazan, in the Republic of El Salvador. The two military pilots, two flight mechanics, and 5 passengers aboard the helicopter were fatally injured. The helicopter was owned and operated by the Salvadoran Air Force. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight for which a military VFR flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from a military outpost in San Miguel, El Salvador, approximately 10 minutes prior to the accident.

This accident is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the Republic of El Salvador. Additional information may be obtained from:

Republica de El Salvador
Ministerio de Defensa Nacional
Fuerza Aerea de El Salvador
Base Area de Ilopango
Kilometro Nueve y Medio
Boulevard del Ejercito
San Salvador, El Salvador

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the Government of El Salvador.

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