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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190374
Last updated: 1 March 2020
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Date:26-SEP-2016
Time:c. 21:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LYNX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Super Lynx Mk 99A
Owner/operator:Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off South Korea east coast -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Naval Vessel
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The naval helicopter crashed into the sea during a US/ROK military training exercise, approximately 8 minutes after take off from an Aegis destroyer. It is reported a distress call was made. The three occupants are missing.

The crash site is estimated to be in the waters, 1,300 meters deep and 52 kilometers east of Yangyang, Gangwon Province. Some floating debris has been recovered.
The bodies of the deceased crew members were retrieved from the water on Tuesday 27 September 2016.

Sources:

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/09/116_214810.html
https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/32733756/three-missing-after-s-korea-helicopter-crashes-at-sea/#page1
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2016/09/27/0200000000AEN20160927005100315.html
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/09/116_214819.html
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2016/09/28/0301000000AEN20160928001552315.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Sep-2016 17:44 gerard57 Added
26-Sep-2016 17:45 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Sep-2016 17:54 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2016 17:55 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
26-Sep-2016 17:58 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
27-Sep-2016 07:25 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2016 09:16 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Sep-2016 07:05 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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