On January 23, 2005, approximately 1800 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Bell 206L3 helicopter, Chilean registration CC-CKC, was destroyed upon impact with terrain under unknown circumstances approximately 40 miles from Villarica, Republic of Chile. The commercial pilot and one passenger were fatally injured, and another passenger was seriously injured. The helicopter, serial number 51023, was owned and operated by a private individual. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local "wild boar hunting" flight departed from Villarica, Chile, approximately 1800.

The helicopter was powered by a Rolls-Royce 250-C30P engine, serial number 895036.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the Republic of Chile. Further information may be obtained from:

Republica de Chile
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC)
Departamento de Seguridad de Vuelo
Avenida Miguel Claro #1314
Providencia, Santiago de Chile

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

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