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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Monday 20 June 1977
Type:Embraer EMB-110C Bandeirante
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar Uruguayo - TAMU
Registration: CX-BJE/T-584
C/n / msn: 110083
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Salto Airport (STY) (   Uruguay)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
Destination airport:Salto Airport (STY/SUSO), Uruguay
The aircraft crashed after striking trees in an orange grove, while approaching Salto-Nueva Hesperided in IFR conditions.
The aircraft was on a flight from Carrasco Airport.



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Distance from Montevideo-Carrasco Airport to Salto Airport as the crow flies is 418 km (261 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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