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Montevideo, June 21st 2021 - 19:51 UTC

Tag: helicopter accident

  • Thursday, March 25th 2021 - 10:34 UTC

    Uruguayan Air Force helicopter carrying Pfizer vaccines crashes: total losses

    The Pfizer doses that were being transported to Rocha in a helicopter – similar to the one in the photo – were lost, as a result of a fire

    An Uruguay’s Air Force helicopter carrying two boxes of Pfizer vaccines against Covid-19 crashed on Thursday morning in the Eastern state of Rocha and the 3-member crew was taken to a local hospital with non-serious injuries. The accident occurred due to a “mechanical failure,” the Ministry of Defense reported and resulted in a fire that provoked total losses of the aircraft and the shipment it was transporting.

  • Saturday, November 21st 2020 - 08:30 UTC

    Leading Argentine banker dies in a helicopter accident

    Jorge Horacio Brito, 68, died on Friday afternoon following a helicopter crash in the northern province of Salta

    Argentine businessman Jorge Horacio Brito, one of the richest people in the country, has died, according to a statement from Banco Macro, the bank he founded. Brito, 68, died Friday afternoon following a helicopter crash in the northern province of Salta, the newspapers Clarin and La Nacion reported earlier.