On February 2, 2013, about 2115 local time (February 3, 2013, 0015 coordinated universal time), a Robinson R44, Paraguayan registration ZP-HAH, operated by Helitactica S.A., was destroyed when it impacted sparsely populated terrain about 27 nautical miles west-northwest of Puerto Antequera, Paraguay. Night lighting conditions prevailed at the time with rain showers in the vicinity. The private pilot and two passengers, one a presidential candidate, were fatally injured. The flight, which originated at Teniente Coronel Carmelo Peralta Airport (SGCO), Concepcion, Paraguay, was en route to Sajonia Naval Base, Asuncion, Paraguay, and was operating under Paraguayan flight regulations.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Paraguay. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Direccion Nacional de Aeronautica Civil
Centro de Investigacion y Prevencion de Accidentes Aeronauticos (CIPAA)
Aeropuerto International Silvio Pettirossi
CC 1752 Asuncion
Asuncion Paraguay
Phone: (595-21) 64559
Fax: (595-21) 645599

This report is for informational purposes, and only contains information that was released by the government of Paraguay.

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