Accident Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III HI419, 01 Nov 2014
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:SAP Group
Registration: HI419
MSN: 3757
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Boca Chica, San Pedro de Macorís province -   Dominican Republic
Phase: En route
Departure airport:San Pedro de Macorís
Destination airport:El Higüero
Investigating agency: CIAA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Bell 206B3 JetRanger III helicopter impacted terrain near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. One of the occupants was killed. One occupant was seriously injured and one occupant received minor injuries.

The mechanical floor of the engine and the main transmission were extremely deteriorated, due to an advanced state of corrosion. When the pilot set out to change flight height, from 800 to 500 feet, this structure could not withstand the stress to which it was subjected, resulting in its collapse causing the disconnection of the short axis, generating a loss of power, in turn causing strong vibrations, forcing the pilot to perform an auto-rotation, which became a crash of the aircraft.


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


Revision history:

01-Nov-2014 20:23 harro Added
25-Nov-2014 06:30 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Jan-2018 09:30 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Narrative]

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