On December 21, 2010, about 1300 universal coordinated time, a Bell 206B, Brazilian registration PR-HQB, during an approach for landing; encountered a strong wind gust, impacted the terrain, and was substantially damaged in Aracaju, Segripe, Brazil. The pilot was fatally injured and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter had departed Aracaju/Aeroclube (SNAU), Sergipe, Brazil for the local flight.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Brazil. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aeronautical Accident Prevention and Investigation Center
Investigative Division
Brasilia-DF, Brazil 71.615-600

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

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