Narrative:A Swearingen SA227AC Metro III cargo plane went missing over Rio de la Plata during a flight from Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD) to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza, Argentina. The wreckage was located on July 20, 2012 in 8 feet deep water south off Isla de Flores. Both pilots were killed.
The flight took off about 19:45 from runway 06 at Montevideo. While climbing to the assigned altitude of FL080 the airplane entered a left hand turn. The controller contacted the flight. The crew replied they would change course to the SARGO waypoint. Thus was the last contact with the flight.
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Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||DINACIA Uruguay|
|report status: ||PRELIM.|
|report number: ||Informe preliminar|
|duration of investigation:||77 days (2.6 months)|
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Engine Garrett TPE331-11U-611G arriving after being recovered from Rio de la Plata onboard Uruguayan Navy ROU Maldonado.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Montevideo-Carrasco Airport to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA as the crow flies is 228 km (142 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.