Loss of control Accident Robinson R22 Beta II PT-HVO, Sunday 1 February 2015
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Date:Sunday 1 February 2015
Time:15:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22 Beta II
Owner/operator:Frisonfly Escola De Aviacao Civil Ltda
Registration: PT-HVO
MSN: 1577
Year of manufacture:1991
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:São Sebastião das Águas Claras, Nova Lima, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerai -   Brazil
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:João Silva Airport, Nova Lima, Minas Gerias (SJBY)
Destination airport:João Silva Airport, Nova Lima, Minas Gerias (SJBY)
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Very heavy landing on training flight on steeply sloping ground at São Sebastião das Águas Claras, near Nova Lima, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (at approximate co ordinates 20°02'55''S 043°57'38''W). Skids splayed out and cabin touched ground but main blades apparently undamaged. Both flight instructor Diego Ramos, 35, and student Eduardo Dias, 41, were taken to hospital João XXIII, in Belo Horizonte. According to a rough translation into English of the official accident report:

"The aircraft took off from the heliport at João Silva Airport (SJLY), located in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, to carry out an instructional flight with two crew members on board. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft lost support, made slight curve to the right and crashed into the ground 200 meters ahead and about 100 feet below.

The impact against the ground, there was the breaking of the skis and windshields, and damage to the fuselage, tail cone, the tail rotor, and motor stabilizers. The instructor suffered minor injuries and the student serious injury."

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


1. https://noticias.r7.com/fala-brasil/videos/helicoptero-cai-durante-aula-de-voo-em-belo-horizonte-16102015
2. http://g1.globo.com/minas-gerais/noticia/2015/02/helicoptero-faz-pouso-forcado-na-grande-bh-dizem-bombeiros.html
3. http://noticias.band.uol.com.br/cidades/noticias/100000733909/bh-duas-pessoas-ficam-feridas-em-queda-de-helicoptero.html
4. https://www.otempo.com.br/cidades/helic%C3%B3ptero-cai-em-nova-lima-e-deixa-duas-pessoas-feridas-1.987106
5. https://ifronline.blogspot.fr/2015/02/helicoptero-cai-em-nova-lima-dois.html
6. http://helihub.com/2015/02/01/01-feb-15-robinson-r22-nova-lima-brazil/
7. Video report: https://globoplay.globo.com/v/3935046/

Revision history:

05-Feb-2015 19:48 cleberjc Added
06-Feb-2015 05:17 cleberjc Updated [Narrative]
15-Feb-2015 07:25 dens69 Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
17-Oct-2016 21:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2016 21:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Aug-2018 19:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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