Helicopter File Number BEA2019-0194 Accident, Ribeirao das Neves, on 24 April 2019, AEROSPATIALE - AS350, PP-MMG

Accident to the Airbus AS350 registered PP-MMG on 24/04/2019 at Ribeirao das Neves [Investigation led by CENIPA / Brazil]

Summary

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Brazilian authorities:

The aircraft took off from Pampulha-Carlos Drummond de Andrade Aerodrome (SBBH), Belo Horizonte - MG, in order to perform operational training flight, in the city of Ribeirão das Neves - MG, with five crewmembers on board. When making a left turn at low speed, the aircraft started uncontrolled turns to the left and lost altitude until it collided with the ground. The aircraft caught fire after the impact on the ground and caused substantial damage.