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NTSB Identification: IAD00WA069
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 02, 2000 in NAVEGANTES, Brazil
Aircraft: Sikorsky S-76A, registration:
Injuries: 5 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On August 2, 2000, about 1000 local time (1300 universal coordinated time, UTC), a Sikorsky S-76A, registration PT-HRD, Sikorsky Aircraft serial no. 76-0203, impacted in mountainous terrain near Navegantes, Brazil. The helicopter was being operated by Lider Air Taxi, SA, of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and was reported as returning passengers to shore base from an at-sea oil platform. The helicopter was destroyed at impact and all 5 persons on board were reported fatally injured. The crash occurred in instrument meteorological conditions, and the aircraft was being operated under the authority of the Civil Aviation Authority, Brazil.