On April 27, 2006, a Bell 206B3 helicopter, powered by a Rolls-Royce 250C20B, operated by PlanaBrazil Taxi Aero crashed in San Paulo Brazil while performing power line inspections. The engine was reported to have experienced a loss of power. The helicopter hit low power tension wires and crashed to the ground killing all three occupants. Investigation is being handled by the Brazilian authorities

The accident is being investigated by the Brazilian Authorities. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Centro de Investigaçáo e Prevençáo de Acidentes Aeronauticos - CENIPA
SHIS - QI 05 - Área Especial 12
Brasilia - DF - CEP 71615-600
Tel.: (55) 61 3365 1008 / (55) 61 3364 8800
E-mail: notifications@cenipa.aer.mil.br
Fax: (55) 61 3365 1004
Website: http://www.cenipa.aer.mil/br

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Brazil.

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