On August 11, 2004, at 1005 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a Robinson R22 Beta helicopter, Czech Republic registration OK-YIT, collided with terrain after a loss of control during an aerial photo flight, approximately 3 miles south of Sazava, Czech Republic. L.P.S. Meinik was operating the helicopter under the civil aviation regulations of the Czech Republic. The pilot was not injured; the passenger sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was destroyed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed during the flight.

The accident is under the jurisdiction of and is being investigated by the Air Accidents Investigation Institute of the Czech Republic. Further information can be obtained from:

Air Accidents Investigation Institute of the Czech Republic
199 01 Praha 9, Beranovych 130

Phone +420 225 115 426
Fax +420 225 115 430

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