Accident Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri PR-FPL, 02 May 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166000
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EC20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
Owner/operator:Federal Highway Police (PRF)
Registration: PR-FPL
MSN: 1283
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Luziania, Goiás -   Brazil
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Brasilia, DF
Destination airport:Luziânia, Goiás
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A helicopter from the Federal Highway Police (PRF) crashed at Luziania, Goiás. Three people were in the aircraft and all escaped without injury

During the approach for landing as part of a hydraulic failure training, with the aircraft already sustaining "ground effect", a high level of vibration occurred. In the sequence, the aircraft skidded to the left and rolled, colliding with the ground. The aircraft sustained breakage of the
main rotor blades and tail boom. It also sustained substantial damage to the ski and left side of the fuselage. There was an abrupt stop of the engine.


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

Revision history:

05-May-2014 07:38 Black Typhoon Added
05-May-2014 12:55 Black Typhoon Updated [Time]
05-May-2014 18:49 cleberjc Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jul-2014 16:34 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jul-2014 16:37 TB Updated [Location, Source]
30-Aug-2014 16:09 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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