Accident
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Estado:Preliminar - Oficial
Fecha:miércoles 6 junio 2012
Hora:ca 19:55
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227AC Metro III
Operador:Air Class Líneas Aéreas
Registración: CX-LAS
Numéro de série: AC-482
Año de Construcción: 1982
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,5 km (0.9 milles) S de la costa de Isla de Flores, Rio de la Plata (   Uruguay) show on map
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Descripción:
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. This was the last contact with the flight.


Fuentes:
» El Observardor
» ifronline.blogspot.com.br

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Dirección Nacional de Aviación Civil e Infraestructura Aeronáutica (DINACIA) - Uruguay
report status: PRELIM.
report number: Informe preliminar
report released:22-AUG-2012
duration of investigation:77 days (2.6 months)
download report: Informe preliminar

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photo of Swearingen SA227AC Metro III CX-LAS
Engine Garrett TPE331-11U-611G arriving after being recovered from Rio de la Plata onboard Uruguayan Navy ROU Maldonado.
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Map
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.
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