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Date:15-OCT-2009
Time:20:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
Owner/operator:Dominican Consul in Haiti
Registration: N871SA
C/n / msn: 1548
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:El Limon, San Jose de Ocoa -   Dominican Republic
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Santo Domingo
Destination airport:San Jose de Ocoa
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain in rainy weather conditions.

3.2 Causa.
Luego de haber analizado los factores humano, material y físico, concluimos que el accidente ocurrió debido a que el piloto no respetó la altitud mínima del sector (MSA) en que volaba, atravesando por una zona con elevaciones montañosas en condiciones meteorológicas adversas, no observando los requerimientos meteorológicos mínimos para vuelos visuales (ver anexo 7), voló bajo reglas de vuelo visual (VFR) en condiciones meteorológicas de vuelo por instrumentos (IMC), produciéndose así un accidente del tipo “Vuelo controlado hacia el terreno” (CFIT), impactando contra la ladera de una elevación montañosa de dicho sector.

Sources:

https://sputniknews.com/world/20091016/156484849.html
https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2009/10/16/Copter-crash-in-southern-mountain-claims-3/
https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/three-die-as-helicopter-crashes-in-ocoa-MLDL219612
http://www.ciaa.gob.do/index.php/informesf/informes-finales/category/22-2009?download=56:informe-final-caso-014-09-n-871sa


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Oct-2009 03:41 slowkid Added
16-Oct-2009 05:17 78Delta Updated
16-Oct-2009 09:59 Alpine Flight Updated
16-Oct-2009 11:02 Geno Updated
08-Mar-2013 10:16 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
08-Mar-2013 10:21 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Mar-2013 10:23 TB Updated [Time, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Jan-2021 09:35 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]

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