19-May-15 MSP-012 MD Helicopters MD500E Talamanca, Costa Rica

Emergency landing due to poor weather ended up in minor damage for the helicopter after pilot Sebastián Gadea Castro put the helicopter down into vegetation during an anti-drug flight.  Photos show all five blades intact, but cabin and tail in direct contact with vegetation and boom slightly bent near gearbox.  5 POB safely exited the helicopter

Date
May 19, 2015
Reg
MSP-012
Make
MD Helicopters
Model
MD500E
MSN
0081E
Location
Telire district of Talamanca canton of Limon province
Country
Costa Rica
CivilMilitary
Military
Operator
Costa-Rican-Pubilc-Security
Link 1
http://www.nacion.com/sucesos/seguridad/policias-sobreviven-caida-helicoptero_0_1488651139.html
Link 2
http://www.prensalibre.cr/Noticias/detalle/25187/268/mal-clima-causa-caida-de-helicoptero-de-seguridad-publica
Link 3
http://news.co.cr/breaking-helicopter-crashes-in-the-mountains-of-costa-rica/38986/

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