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Helicopter crash in the Monchique mountains, Algarve

We’re sad to hear about a tragic helicopter crash in the Monchique mountains, Portugal.

On December 18th, 1 occupant lost his life. Another occupant and the pilot survived. The pilot was pulled clear of the wreckage by a very brave member of the Bombeiros, (Fire Service). Volunteer fireman, Márcio Medina heard the pilot’s shouts for help and had to cut him free.

The helicopter was performing a routine operation where the occupants fly low and inspect power cables. Apparently, it was a new helicopter, run by a well renowned private helicopter charter business – HeliPortugal.

Our thoughts are with the family of Baltazar Vieira.

An example of a HeliPortugal machine:

 

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