Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:woensdag 6 juni 2012
Tijd:ca 19:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227AC Metro III
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Class Líneas Aéreas
Registratie: CX-LAS
Constructienummer: AC-482
Bouwjaar: 1982
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,5 km (0.9 mijl) S van Isla de Flores, Rio de la Plata (   Uruguay) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
Vliegveld van aankomst:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentinië
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
report released:22-AUG-2012
duration of investigation:77 days (2.6 months)
download report: Informe preliminar


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Engine Garrett TPE331-11U-611G arriving after being recovered from Rio de la Plata onboard Uruguayan Navy ROU Maldonado.
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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Montevideo-Carrasco Airport en Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA bedraagt 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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