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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30590
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-4 LongRanger IV
Owner/operator:Companhia de Energia ElÚtrica de Minas Gerais (CEMIG)
Registration: PT-YAA
MSN: 52078
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Ipatinga, MG -   Brazil
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Ipatinga Airport, MG
Destination airport:Caratinga Substation, MG
Investigating agency: CENIPA
The PT-YAA helicopter, belonging to the Companhia de Energia ElÚtrica de Minas Gerais (CEMIG), took off from Belo Horizonte for the Mesquita Substation, where he refuelled and took off for Ipatinga aerodrome.
The landing at Ipatinga was carried out with the purpose of boarding two technicians who would make the inspection of the CEMIG electrical network, with scheduled completion at Caratinga Substation-MG.
At 09 h 26 min. when the inspection was being performed, the helicopter came to collide with a high voltage wire from another electrical network, belonging to CENIBRA - Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A, which crossed, at an angle of approximately 90║, with the net that was being inspected.
The wire from this power grid was trapped in the aircraft's wire cutter for a period of time long enough for the pilot to lose control of the helicopter.
Then the high-voltage wire was cut by the wire cutter in the helicopter. Being out of control, the helicopter crashed at the coordinates 19░27'06 "S and 042░32'09 "W.
As a result, the pilot and the two CEMIG inspectors died at the accident and the helicopter was totally destroyed.


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

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
11-Jan-2015 18:24 junior sjc Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Apr-2015 16:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2015 19:29 junior sjc Updated [Time]
17-Nov-2016 20:11 junior sjc Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Jul-2020 07:04 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
21-Jul-2020 07:14 harro Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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