On May 6, 2010, at 1245 universal coordinated time, a Bell 222-U helicopter, registration YV2223, powered by two Honeywell LTS 101-750C turboshaft engines, experienced an No. 1 engine stall and the helicopter subsequently crashed in the valley area of Sector La Cava, Quinta Gaemar, Colonia Tovar, Estado Aragua, Venezuela. The pilot and passengers on board the helicopter were uninjured. The helicopter had departed the heliport Balgres, Valles Del Tuy, Estado Miranda (HEBA), Venezuela destined for heliport Quinta Gaemar, Colonia Tovar, Edo. Aragua(HEQG), Venezuela when the accident occurred.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Venezuela. Further information pertaining to this incident may be obtained from:

Oficina de Inspectoría Aeronáutica
Parque Central, Torre Este, Piso 34
Apartado de Correos 17587

Tel.: (58) 2 509-2403 / 2457 / 2404 / 2436
Fax: (58) 2 509-2425
Telex: 24626 MTCAC VC

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

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