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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42637
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:15-AUG-1997
Time:10:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 412HP
Owner/operator:SACSA/Mexican Police
Registration: XC-PFI (1)
MSN: 36039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Cuernavaca, Morelos -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:MX (MCB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On August 15, 1997, at 1040 central daylight time, a Bell 412HP helicopter, Mexican registration XCPFI, was destroyed upon impact with single family residences while maneuvering near Cuernavaca, State of Morelos, in the Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot, his co-pilot and the 6 passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was owned by Servicios Aereos del Centro S.A.(SACSA), and being operated by the Policia Federal de Caminos (PFC) as a public use executive transport flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight. The flight boarded the 6 passengers and departed from a helipad operated by State of Morelos at Cuernavaca approximately 20 minutes prior to the accident.

Sources:

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001208X08646&key=1
http://www.bellhelicopter.textron.com/en/support/flightsafety/pdf/destroyed.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
14-Aug-2010 13:54 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
06-Feb-2013 11:01 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source]
07-Feb-2013 11:07 TB Updated [Registration]

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