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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245085
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Helicopter Corporation S.A.
Registration: LV-FQN
MSN: 7713
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cabra Corral reservoir, Salta -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Finca Las Postas Helipad, Salta (HFC)
Destination airport:Inversora Rio Juramento airfield, Salta
Investigating agency: JST
The Ecureuil crashed into a river bed, killing two on board, reportedly after a wire-strike with a Tyrolean traverse or zip wire. One of them was Jorge Brito, former president of Banco Macro. The helicopter was flying from Las Costas farm towards Joaquín V. González.
A preliminary report from JST Argentina issued on January 16 2021: it confirms the collision with two Tyrolean cables, one of them was properly marked with three bumps.


Preliminary report from JST Argentina issued on January 16 2021 (downloadable PDF)



Revision history:

20-Nov-2020 21:44 poxipol Added
20-Nov-2020 22:21 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Nov-2020 08:25 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2020 13:09 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Nov-2020 17:36 Niki Updated [Location, Embed code]
21-Nov-2020 17:36 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Category]
24-Nov-2020 20:51 poxipol Updated [Phase]
01-Dec-2020 21:36 Geno Updated [Source]
16-Jan-2021 20:24 poxipol Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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