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: