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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76276
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:18-DEC-2001
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 412EP
Owner/operator:Government of the State of Puebla
Registration: XC-PUE
MSN: 36250
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rio Frio -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Rio Frio
Destination airport:Rio Frio
Narrative:
On December 18, 2001, at 1430 central standard time, a Bell 412EP, Mexican Registration XC-PUE, was substantially damaged upon collision with a fence and a residence while attempting to depart from a soccer field near Rio Frio, in the State of Puebla, Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot was seriously injured, while the flight mechanic and eight passengers aboard the helicopter were not injured. The helicopter, which was owed and operated by the Government of the State of Puebla, was being utilized by staff members to evaluate seismic activity and possible evacuation of residents in the vicinity of the Pococatepel volcano. Flight visibility was impaired by volcanic ashes and dust from other helicopters that had departed from the same field. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020103X00005&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Aug-2010 14:56 Alpine Flight Added
19-Nov-2011 13:30 harro Updated [Cn]
07-Feb-2013 11:47 TB Updated [Source, Damage]

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