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NTSB Identification: MIA08WA020
On November 1, 2007, at about 1550 universal coordinated time, a Robinson R-44 of Brazilian registration, PT-YMF, operated by a private owner in Brazil as a personal flight, lost control during takeoff and collided with the ground in São Paulo, Brazil. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was filed. The pilot and two of his passengers were fatally injured. One other passenger received serious injuries. The helicopter was completely destroyed. The flight was originating at the time.

Brazilian investigators reported that the pilot attempted to takeoff from a helipark ramp. During lift off the pilot lost control of the helicopter and crashed.

The 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 (CENIPA)
Information Technology Division
SHIS-QI 05-VI Comar
Brasilia-DF, Brazil, 71.615.600
Phone: 55 61 3364 8819
Facsimile: 55 61 3365 1004

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