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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 259429
Last updated: 16 June 2021
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Date:07-MAY-2021
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Private
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:7 mls off Torrenueva-La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz) -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Estepona (Malaga)
Destination airport:Estepona (Malaga)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
The Robinson R44 helicopter took off from a private estate in Estepona (Malaga) for a local flight. According to the pilot, he was instructing the passenger, owner of the helicopter, how to operate it. This was the first flight they were going to make together.
When they were over the Mediterranean Sea, the pilot lost control of the aircraft and rushed over the sea, being totally destroyed.
The pilot was rescued after spending several hours in the Mediterranean Sea. The passenger is missing.

Sources:

https://www.europasur.es/lalinea/Continua-dispositivo-busqueda-desaparecido-accidente-helicoptero_0_1572143038.html
https://andaluciainformacion.es/campo-de-gibraltar/970274/cuarto-dia-de-busqueda-del-desaparecido-en-el-estrecho-en-accidente-de-helicoptero/
https://www.mitma.es/organos-colegiados/ciaiac/investigacion/2021/a-013-2021


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-May-2021 07:22 gerard57 Added
11-May-2021 05:44 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-May-2021 19:14 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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