15-Dec-18 Leonardo AW109S Serra de Pias, Portugal (4F)

The helicopter was returning to its base in Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança district, after carrying out a medical emergency mission to transport a seriously ill patient to the Santo António Hospital in Porto.  The accident was located some 4-5 hours after the helicopter was reported missing.  All four on board died in the accident, named in this report as pilot João Lima, co-pilot Luís Rosindo, doctor Luis Vega and nurse Daniela Silva

Date
December 15, 2018
Reg
tbc
Make
AgustaWestland
Model
AW109
MSN
tbc
Location
Serra de Pias, Valongo county
Country
Portugal
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
4
Operator
Babcock
Link 1
https://www.inem.pt/2018/12/16/helicoptero-localizado-quatro-vitimas-mortais-a-lamentar/
Link 2
https://www.publico.pt/2018/12/15/sociedade/noticia/helicoptero-inem-1854904
Link 3
https://www.publico.pt/2018/12/16/sociedade/noticia/helicopteros-manutencoes-dia-1854961

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