On March 19. 2005, at 0910 central daylight time, a Bell 412 helicopter was undamaged during precautionary landing following a suspected hydraulic servo malfunction during cruise flight near Aguas de Dios, Department of Cundinamarca, in the Republic of Colombia. The two commercial pilots, the flight mechanic and the 4 passengers on board were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight that originated from Bogota, with Girardo as its destination. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the authorities, the pilot elected to perform a precautionary landing after perceiving a flight control anomaly while in cruise flight. Preliminary examination of the hydraulic system revealed a defective dual control hydraulic servo actuator for the right cyclic. The defective component was shipped to the manufacturer for further testing/examination.