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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56966
Last updated: 7 January 2022
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Date:02-MAR-2001
Time:07:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic WESX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Wessex HC2 (S-58T)
Owner/operator:Aviación Naval Uruguaya (ANU)
Registration: 083
MSN: WA/195
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Cabo Polonia, Rocha -   Uruguay
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Curbelo NAB, Laguna de Sauce
Destination airport:ship Tasarte
Narrative:
Crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in bad weather during SAR mission for the crew of the spanish ship "Tasarte". Four helicopter crew and a doctor escaped injured. 2nd Officer Félix Núnez (37) trapped, sank with the helicopter in 30-40 meters depth and missing. Helicopter reported hitting a mast of the fishing boat while manoeuvring in bad weather.

Sources:

http://www.lr21.com.uy/politica/37286-operativo-de-rescate-culmina-con-un-desaparecido-en-alta-mar
http://www.eldiario.com.uy/2011/09/15/que-pasa-en-la-armada-uruguaya-parte-3/
AFM August 2001, p78


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
12-Jan-2011 05:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Country, Narrative]
01-May-2011 15:26 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities]
01-Dec-2011 10:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2012 03:01 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2012 05:34 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2012 05:39 TB Updated [Destination airport, Source]
13-Oct-2019 18:28 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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