A Bell 212 helicopter of the Uruguayan Air Force, FAU 030, caught fire in a series of anti-Covid vaccines, Pfizer / Biontech, which were being made from Carrasco for the cities of Rocha after an emergency landing at dawn this Thursday around 2:30 a.m. local time and Chuy are intended. At kilometer 184, near the town of Pueblo Garzn, the emergency maneuvers carried out by its commander with great expertise were completed in the face of a total failure of the rear rotor at a height of about 250 meters. Tests of the same in the simulator – managed to bring the ship to the ground and, after a blow, practically caught fire at the end of the performance, at the time of the abort, which was achieved, causing only minor trauma, bruising and minor injuries, and burns of slightly different Entity between the 4 crew members.
The loss of the device was total and its remains are being worked on in order to obtain the most accurate diagnosis possible of the events that led to this accident.
The helicopter that arrived in Uruguay in 198 on a direct flight from the USA, along with another copy, the longest transfer flight of this model, is the aircraft that trains the crews assigned to the Uruguayan air unit attached to the mission the Congo (MONUC), Holds a very rich record, from his own participation in campaigns in Antarctica or Africa in the Congo and earlier in Eritrea to the heroic rescue from a badly burned building in the city center. (Javier Bonilla)
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