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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121580
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Time:20:17 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Helibras/Aérospatiale HB-355F2 Esquilo II
Owner/operator:JVC Táxi Aéreo
Registration: PT-HNA
MSN: 5376/HB3002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:wilderness area located about 140 km west of Boa Vista -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Alto Alegre Air Base
Destination airport:Boa Vista Air Base
Investigating agency: CENIPA
An Esquilo II helicopter of the Brazilian air company JVC Air Taxi, disappeared late on Wednesday in the state of Roraima. The helicopter was carrying a team of officials from the National Health Foundation (FUNASA). Preliminary information realize that five people were aboard.
The aircraft took off at 17h40 LT from the Alto Alegre Army Air Base, in the region of Surucucus, to rescue a backhoe operator who had overturned during renovation work to the airport in the state.
Rescuers spotted the helicopter and two survivors on 04/08/2011. The survivors are the pilot and the patient. The other three occupants were found dead.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Apr-2011 14:46 Black Typhoon Added
07-Apr-2011 14:50 Black Typhoon Updated [Cn, Source]
07-Apr-2011 14:56 Anon. Updated [Cn, Source]
07-Apr-2011 15:06 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2011 21:20 Black Typhoon Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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