Accident Bell 427 N926MF, Sunday 9 January 2011
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Date:Sunday 9 January 2011
Time:07:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B427 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 427
Owner/operator:Air Caribbean Transport
Registration: N926MF
MSN: 56027
Year of manufacture:2001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Amor de Dios, Villa Mella -   Dominican Republic
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Higuero/La Isabela-Dr. Joaquín Balaguer Airport (JBQ/MDJB)
Destination airport:Casa de Campo, La Romana
Investigating agency: CIAA Dom. Rep.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crash-landed due to loss of control after bird (Mallard) striking the tail rotor.

The tail rotor was impacted by two types of migratory birds (ducks of the Ánade Real and Ánade Friso), producing a high frequency vibration and a subsequent loss of effectiveness in the tail rotor, which caused the crew to lose control of the aircraft without the possibility that they could recover, due to the low height (approximately 600 feet) and the vegetation of the area in which they were flying.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAA Dom. Rep.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

09-Jan-2011 12:47 gerard57 Added
09-Jan-2011 13:14 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
09-Apr-2011 04:36 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2011 04:38 TB Updated [Damage]
02-Dec-2012 14:07 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2012 14:10 TB Updated [Time, Source]
04-Jan-2018 18:43 harro Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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