FTW04WA173
FTW04WA173

On June 12, 2004, at 1430 pacific daylight time, a Bell UH-1B helicopter, N64CC, was substantially damaged upon a collision with terrain following an in-flight separation of the tail rotor gearbox near Las Bocas, Municipio de Huatabampo, in the State of Sonora, Republic of Mexico. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The helicopter, serial number 62-1894, which was owned and operated by San Joaquin Helicopters of Delano, California, was being utilized in support of fire suppression operations in Baja, California. The helicopter departed Los Mochis, Republic of Mexico, for the local flight.

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

Secretraria de Comunicaciones y Transportes
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC)
Providencia 807, Cuarto Piso
Colonia del Valle, Codigo Postal 03100
Mexico, D.F.

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the DGAC of the Republic of Mexico.

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