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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182228
Last updated: 12 August 2019
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Date:12-DEC-2015
Time:08:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Helisol
Registration: LV-VFD
C/n / msn: 4229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Potrerillos dam in the city of Lujan de Cuyo -   Argentina
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter crashed while filming for a reality programme.
Both occupants died in the crash.
The initial report indicates that the aircraft took off from the airfield La Puntilla (Mendoza) at around 07:30 local time (10:30 UTC), with the aim of making a transfer flight. At about 08:00 (1100 UTC) there was an impact with the water, after which the aircraft sank to a depth of 60 meters.

Sources:

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/12/mtv-reality-show-helicopter-crashes-argentica-two-people-dead/
http://www.ibtimes.com/mtv-helicopter-crashes-argentina-killing-2-report-2223019
https://losandes.com.ar/article/cayo-un-helicoptero-con-dos-personas-al-dique-potrerillos
http://www.rotorspot.nl/current/lv-c.php
https://www.elsol.com.ar/cayo-un-helicoptero-de-un-equipo-estadounidense-en-potrerillos.html_
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-35086583
https://jiaac.gob.ar/es/?anio=2015
https://jiaac.gob.ar/es/?id=80


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Dec-2015 18:09 gerard57 Added
12-Dec-2015 18:12 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
12-Dec-2015 18:14 harro Updated [Narrative]
13-Dec-2015 11:49 Chieftain Updated [Source]
13-Dec-2015 16:33 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2015 22:36 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2015 13:57 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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