Aerospatiale SA330H Puma

This model is a version of SA330 Puma

c/n 1215

Written off 1979

Helicopter Aerospatiale SA330H Puma Serial 1215 Register H256 used by Ejercito de Chile (Chilean Army). Aircraft history and location


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chile H256
Ejercito de Chile
chile H256
Ejercito de Chile
w/o 22nov79 ?

notes I have photos of this airframe. Probably Tierra del Fuego 1978-79. Am researching a fatal crash, possibly in this type of helicopter in Tiera del Fuego

I don't know if this is the same PUMA 256 mentioned in the below report from Chileans IGM 3 Chilean officers and a US civilian cartographer perished in the accident--------Members of the staff of the Army Aviation Command, specialist pilots of helicopters. They participated in several missions with personnel of the Military Geographic Institute and professionals of the IAGS (Inter American Geodetic Survey. At 20:00 hours on Thursday, November 22, 1979, when the helicopter "PUMA" No. 256 of the Army Aviation Command, flying from Puerto Montt to ConcepciĆ³n, sent an emergency call, lost communication and crashed. A villager who observed what happened said: "the machine accelerated and then fell to the ground engulfed in flames." He arrived 20 minutes later to the crash location to find the deceased crew.

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