Accident Robinson R44 Raven II HP-1481HC, 08 Nov 2003
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216370
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Time:09:45 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Helipan Corporation
Registration: HP-1481HC
MSN: 10017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Canglon, Darien -   Panama
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport, Albrook, Panama (MPMG)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On November 8, 2003, about 09:45 EST (Eastern Standard Time), a Robinson R-44 Raven II, Panamanian registration HP-1481HC, registered to and operated by Helipan Corporation, as an air taxi flight, struck trees and collided with the ground while maneuvering to avoid clouds at Forestal Canglón Reserve, Canglon, Provincia de Darien, Panama.

Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and flight plan information was not available. The helicopter was destroyed, the commercial-rated pilot and one of passenger were seriously injured, one passenger received minor injuries, and the third passenger incurred fatal injuries. The flight originated from Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport, Albrook, Panama, (MPMG) about 08:20 EST, that morning.

Preliminary information received by the NTSB indicated the pilot was about 7 minutes out from the destination when he encountered clouds. He maneuvered and descended to avoid the clouds, struck trees and consequently collided with the terrain.


1. NTSB Identification: MIA04WA021 at

Revision history:

18-Oct-2018 00:08 Dr.John Smith Added
22-Nov-2019 09:31 TB Updated [Location, Source]

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