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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55283
Last updated: 20 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Registration: H-16
C/n / msn: 11885
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: isla Vicecomodoro Marambio, -
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
At 22:37 a.m. of the day mentioned, in daytime flight, due to the latitude where the operations were carried out, the pilot of the H-16 took off from the deck of the ship ARA "Cándido de Lasala" to move a portable tank with 1,000 liters of gas-oil to the plateau that crowns the Island Vicecomodoro Marambio.

But they had bad luck; when arriving at the edge of the plateau the chinguillo touched the ground producing the lack of control of the machine which crashed against the slope of the plateau, that crowns the island Vicecomodoro Marambio, being produced next an explosion and fire.


Revision history:

18-Jan-2019 20:14 gwydd Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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