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NTSB Identification: MIA96WA230
On August 15, 1996 about 1800 Atlantic standard time, a Bell UH-1B, LV-WAV, registered to Manuel Prieto dba Servicios Especiales S.A., operating under ICAO rules while on a business flight, lost control and crashed into a dry river bed near Concepcion, Tucuman Province, Argentina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The helicopter was destroyed by impact forces and postcrash fire. Two crewmembers and six passengers received fatal injuries.

The Junta de Investigacion de Accidentes de Aviacion Civil, Argentina requested technical support. Mr. Joseph Syslo, Bell Helicopter TEXTRON, and Mike Cummings, Allied Signal, will be traveling to assist on the investigation, as advisors to the Accredited Representative.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Argentina. Any further information may be obtained from:

Junta de Investigaciones de Accidentes de Aviacion Civil Avda Com. Pedro Zanni 250 1140 - Capital Federal Buenos Aires Republica de Argentina Tel. 541-315-2222 Fax-541-315-2600

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained for the government of Argentina.