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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248786
Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LAMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 315B Lama
Owner/operator:Chilean Army Aviation/Comando de Aviación del Ejército
Registration: H-159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cerro El Plomo, Ivar glacier -   Chile
Phase: En route
Departure airport:SCTB
Destination airport:-
The Chilean Army helicopter crashed into Cerro El Plomo mountain under unknown circumstances at an elevation of 5.200 meters, while performing geodesic measurements. All four on board perished; a body was recovered in 1991 (crew chief), decades later the helicopter surfaced because of ice thaw, being spotted by a civilian helicopter in January 2021. Two bodies were recovered (co-pilot and a civilan topographer) over 10-13 March 2021. The only body missing belongs to the Lama pilot, his search will continue until Wednesday March 17.


Revision history:

14-Mar-2021 10:06 gerard57 Added
14-Mar-2021 10:07 gerard57 Updated [Location, Narrative]
14-Mar-2021 11:37 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
14-Mar-2021 19:04 poxipol Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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