11-Jul-21 EC-JDQ Airbus AS365N3 Strait of Gibraltar, Spain (1F)

Customs helicopter was involved in attempting to apprehend a boat being driven at high speed in the early hours of the morning, suspected of transporting drugs across the Strait of Gibraltar.  Helicopter crashed into the sea, and the observer died in the accident – named here as José Luis Domínguez Iborra.  Pilot and Copilot were rescued and taken to hospital.

 

Date:
11 July, 2021
Reg:
EC-JDQ
Make:
Airbus Helicopters
Model:
AS365N3
MSN:
6679
Location:
Strait of Gibraltar
Country:
Spain
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
Eliance
Link:
https://www-europasur-es.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.europasur.es/campo-de-gibraltar/muere-ocupante-helicoptero-aduanas-persecucion-mar_0_1591341066.amp.html?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a6&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR1LjfjRv383qC2nSR4_2JWKIJZxSR-sQEvS5vF04Cw5gaLTMLSDTIKktuc#amp_tf=De%20%251%24s&aoh=16259933692175&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.europasur.es%2Fcampo-de-gibraltar%2Fmuere-ocupante-helicoptero-aduanas-persecucion-mar_0_1591341066.html

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