February 20, 2017
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Río de la Plata crash: Aircraft removal operation completed

Helicopters retrieve the wreckage from the aircraft that crashed into the Río de la Plata last week.

The Argentina Air Force (FAA) has announced that the removal opperation of the light aircraft that crashed into the Río de la Plata delta, killing five and injuring four Argentine citizens last week, has been completed.

Two FAA helicopters removed the wreckage of the Beechcraft Super King Air B-200 Aircraft that crashed into the river near the Uruguayan city of Carmelo, leaving five Argentine citizens dead and four injured, in cooperation with Uruguayan military.

“The helicopters operated from the city of Carmelo, where the B-200 debris was left,” the FAA said in a press release.

The wreckage will be taken to Montevideo, at the Aviation Incidents and Accidents Comission of Inquiry’s (CIAIA) disposal.

The cause of the tragedy is still under investigation. Heavy fog and adverse weather conditions at the time of the accident are the strongest hypotheses.

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