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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30935
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Time:07:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 365N2 Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Aeroservicios Especializados S.A. (ASESA)
Registration: XA-RYL
MSN: 6433
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Campeche Sound, near Ciudad del Carmen -   Mexico
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Offshore Installation
Destination airport:
Collided in mid-air with Pegaso BK-117 XA-THL in thick fog between two oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Both helicopters sank, killing all 18 pax and four crew members. The pilot of XA-RYL may have been affected by glare from the sun.


Air International January 1999, p11/April 1999, p204
Flight International 21-27 April 1999

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
19-Dec-2012 09:27 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Jan-2013 12:07 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
20-Aug-2014 21:07 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
19-Aug-2017 13:04 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2017 14:05 TB Updated [Operator]

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