ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190374
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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.
|Time:||c. 21:05 LT|
Westland Super Lynx Mk 99A
|Owner/operator:||Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN)|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off South Korea east coast -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Naval Vessel|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
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.
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
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