ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75964
Last updated: 16 September 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:29-JUL-2010
Time:00:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Patoair Inc.
Registration: N527TK
MSN: 4198
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Rio de la Plata, near shores of San Jose Department/State -   Uruguay
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Carrasco General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport - MVF/SUMU
Destination airport:San Fernando Airport - SFE/RPUS
Narrative:
Flight from Carrasco General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport - MVF/SUMU (Montevideo, Uruguay) to San Fernando Airport - SFE/RPUS (Buenos Aires, Argentina) lost contact with ATC around 10:40am LT and crashed at sea near Rio de la Plata (San Jose Department/State, Uruguay). The pilot managed to swim to shore. He reported abrupt movements of the helicopter's controls. Deceased passenger, the well-known lawyer Daniel Ferrere, was found in the wreckage by rescue/recovery team.

Probable cause.
The probable causes of the accident were poor visibility and intentions to continue operating in VFR conditions, resulting in an unsafe flight condition, causing a loss of situational awareness and spatial disorientation.

Sources:

https://www.elpais.com.uy/100729/ultmo-504996/ultimomomento/confirman-que-daniel-ferrere-fallecio-en-el-accidente-del-helicoptero-esta-manana
http://www.lr21.com.uy/politica/418790-tragedia-aerea-murio-abogado-ferrere?utm_source=redirects&utm_medium=www.larepublica.com.uy&utm_campaign=301_Redirects
https://www.elpais.com.uy/100729/ultmo-504905/ultimomomento/surgen-primeros-indicios-de-la-caida-del-helicoptero

http://www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/8/9/9/1487998.jpg (photo)
https://www.gub.uy/ministerio-defensa-nacional/sites/ministerio-defensa-nacional/files/inline-files/informefinal-20140725-515helicopteron527k.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 years and 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jul-2010 01:01 YorugaLejano Added
30-Jul-2010 07:39 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
20-May-2020 07:08 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-May-2020 07:09 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description