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On March 2, 1999, approximately 1825 local (Portugal) time, a Robinson R-44, registration CS-HEI, serial no. 0448, owned and operated by Heliportugal, and contracted for electronic news gathering by a national television news station, sustained substantial damage following a loss of engine power and autorotation. Daylight and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The commercially certificated pilot and the passenger were not injured. The flight was conducted under Portuguese CAA rules.