Costa Rican Pubilc Security

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

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

19-May-2015

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... Read more

03-Feb-14 MSP-013 MD Helicopters MD500E Cartago, Costa Rica

03-Feb-14 MSP-013 MD Helicopters MD500E Cartago, Costa Rica

3-Feb-2014

General media reported that pilot had tail rotor issue on take-off, and helicopter started to spin out of control.  In subsequent heavy landing, helicopter rolled over onto its side.  3 POB to hospital – pilot Allon Francisco Herrera, 56, the copilot, Gadea Sebastian Castro, 27, and an official of the Election Authorities, Adriana Solis Vega, 26... Read more

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