On February 9, 2011, about 1300 UTC, a Scotts-Bell 47, Inc., 47G-4A, YV-447A, collided into mountainous terrain near El Tocuyo, Venezuela. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and flight plan information is unknown for the foreign non-U.S. non commercial flight from Oswaldo Guevara Mujica Airport (SVAC), Acarigua, Venezuela. The helicopter was destroyed by impact and a postcrash fire and the commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was killed. The flight originated from SVAC about 1030 UTC.

While en-route for an aerial application flight, the helicopter collided with mountainous terrain for undetermined reasons.

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

Officina de Inspectoria Aeronautica
Parque Central Torre Este, Piso 34
Apartado de Correos 17587
Caracas, Venezuela
Phone: 58-212-201-3828
Fax: 58-212-509-2425

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

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