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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75964
Last updated: 19 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Patoair Inc.
Registration: N527TK
MSN: 4198
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rio de la Plata, near shores of San Jose Department/State -   Uruguay
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Carrasco General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport - MVF/SUMU
Destination airport:San Fernando Airport - SFE/RPUS
Flight from Carrasco General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport - MVF/SUMU (Montevideo, Uruguay) to San Fernando Airport - SFE/RPUS (Buenos Aires, Argentina) lost contact with ATC around 10:40am LT and crashed at sea near Rio de la Plata (San Jose Department/State, Uruguay). The pilot managed to swim to shore. He reported abrupt movements of the helicopter's controls. Deceased passenger, the well-known lawyer Daniel Ferrere, was found in the wreckage by rescue/recovery team.

Probable cause.
The probable causes of the accident were poor visibility and intentions to continue operating in VFR conditions, resulting in an unsafe flight condition, causing a loss of situational awareness and spatial disorientation.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 years and 9 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

30-Jul-2010 01:01 YorugaLejano Added
30-Jul-2010 07:39 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
20-May-2020 07:08 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-May-2020 07:09 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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