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Preliminary report on Robinson R44 II accident released
     The Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) today (July 3) released Safety Investigation Preliminary Report 4/2019 on an accident in which a Robinson R44 II helicopter (registration mark B-KTK) sustained an in-flight breakup over Lam Kam Road in Tai Po on May 19, 2019.
     A spokesperson for the AAIA said that the preliminary report contains information relating to the accident collected up to the time of issue, and must be regarded as tentative.
     "The AAIA will continue to collect and study all relevant information in order to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident. Further in-depth investigation and analysis have to be conducted before any conclusion can be drawn," the spokesperson said.
     The full Safety Investigation Preliminary Report 4/2019 is available for download from the AAIA webpage (www.thb.gov.hk/aaia/eng/investigation_reports/index.htm).
Ends/Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:15
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