ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 308141
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Narrative:The helicopter was carrying the an INDEF Forest Services operations chief to observe Trilahue base with an overflight of an area affected by forest fires.
|Date:||Sunday 1 January 2012|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||near Yumbel-Trilahue Airport (SCYB) -
|Destination airport:||Yumbel-Trilahue Airport (SCYB)|
|Investigating agency: ||DGAC Chile|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The helicopter struck terrain while approaching the base.
CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT
The most probable cause of the Bell UH-1H helicopter accident was that the pilot lost control of the aircraft, as a result of the impact of the helicopter's tail against the ground, during the final approach to the landing point.
Failure to maintain a proper approach pattern when executing a tailwind approach.
Performing the approach with excessive translational speed and low altitude in an unconfined area.
Performing an unstabilized approach.
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|Investigating agency: ||DGAC Chile |
|Report number: || |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
||Updated [Location, Destination airport, Category]|
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