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Date:24-NOV-2015
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350BA Ecureuil
Owner/operator:IMFESA
Registration: N355RH
MSN: 9013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Hatillo Azua -   Dominican Republic
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP/MTPP)
Destination airport:Higuero/La Isabela-Dr. Joaquín Balaguer Airport (JBQ/MDJB)
Narrative:
Forced landing in a banana plantation.

Cause:
- Failures in the maintenance of the engine of the aircraft caused a progressive deterioration of the engine, by not complying with the Customized Technical Concession, REF 0022 / SP / 2012, which as a requirement to be fulfilled by the company to perform a boroscopic inspection every 100 hours to the first turbine stage, and for 783 hours it was never done.
- Internally the engine presented faults in the material product of the advanced and progressive deterioration due to the high temperatures in which it operated, without being object of observation, evidencing faults in the maintenance.

Sources:

CIAA

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2018 09:44 harro Added
11-May-2020 07:19 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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